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Date:   Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:54:50 +0100 (CET)
From:   Miroslav Benes <mbenes@...e.cz>
To:     Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>
cc:     Jessica Yu <jeyu@...hat.com>, Jiri Kosina <jikos@...nel.org>,
        Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        live-patching@...r.kernel.org,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>, x86@...nel.org,
        linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-s390@...r.kernel.org,
        Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@...e.com>, Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.cz>,
        Chris J Arges <chris.j.arges@...onical.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 08/15] livepatch: separate enabled and patched
 states

On Thu, 8 Dec 2016, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:

> Once we have a consistency model, patches and their objects will be
> enabled and disabled at different times.  For example, when a patch is
> disabled, its loaded objects' funcs can remain registered with ftrace
> indefinitely until the unpatching operation is complete and they're no
> longer in use.
> 
> It's less confusing if we give them different names: patches can be
> enabled or disabled; objects (and their funcs) can be patched or
> unpatched:
> 
> - Enabled means that a patch is logically enabled (but not necessarily
>   fully applied).
> 
> - Patched means that an object's funcs are registered with ftrace and
>   added to the klp_ops func stack.
> 
> Also, since these states are binary, represent them with booleans
> instead of ints.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>

Acked-by: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@...e.cz>

Miroslav

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