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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-07-01 10:49:25 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-07-01 10:49:25 -0700
commit02201e3f1b46aed7c6348f406b7b40de80ba6de3 (patch)
tree2392c9098359725c195dd82a72b20ccedc1a1509 /init
parentMerge tag 'arc-4.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/vgupta/arc (diff)
parentmodules: only use mod->param_lock if CONFIG_MODULES (diff)
Merge tag 'modules-next-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rusty/linux
Pull module updates from Rusty Russell: "Main excitement here is Peter Zijlstra's lockless rbtree optimization to speed module address lookup. He found some abusers of the module lock doing that too. A little bit of parameter work here too; including Dan Streetman's breaking up the big param mutex so writing a parameter can load another module (yeah, really). Unfortunately that broke the usual suspects, !CONFIG_MODULES and !CONFIG_SYSFS, so those fixes were appended too" * tag 'modules-next-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rusty/linux: (26 commits) modules: only use mod->param_lock if CONFIG_MODULES param: fix module param locks when !CONFIG_SYSFS. rcu: merge fix for Convert ACCESS_ONCE() to READ_ONCE() and WRITE_ONCE() module: add per-module param_lock module: make perm const params: suppress unused variable error, warn once just in case code changes. modules: clarify CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS help, suggest 'N'. kernel/module.c: avoid ifdefs for sig_enforce declaration kernel/workqueue.c: remove ifdefs over wq_power_efficient kernel/params.c: export param_ops_bool_enable_only kernel/params.c: generalize bool_enable_only kernel/module.c: use generic module param operaters for sig_enforce kernel/params: constify struct kernel_param_ops uses sysfs: tightened sysfs permission checks module: Rework module_addr_{min,max} module: Use __module_address() for module_address_lookup() module: Make the mod_tree stuff conditional on PERF_EVENTS || TRACING module: Optimize __module_address() using a latched RB-tree rbtree: Implement generic latch_tree seqlock: Introduce raw_read_seqcount_latch() ...
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 7d1ffd2ae536..bcc41bd19999 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1941,26 +1941,21 @@ config MODULE_COMPRESS
bool "Compress modules on installation"
depends on MODULES
- This option compresses the kernel modules when 'make
- modules_install' is run.
- The modules will be compressed either using gzip or xz depend on the
- choice made in "Compression algorithm".
+ Compresses kernel modules when 'make modules_install' is run; gzip or
+ xz depending on "Compression algorithm" below.
- module-init-tools has support for gzip format while kmod handle gzip
- and xz compressed modules.
+ module-init-tools MAY support gzip, and kmod MAY support gzip and xz.
- When a kernel module is installed from outside of the main kernel
- source and uses the Kbuild system for installing modules then that
- kernel module will also be compressed when it is installed.
+ Out-of-tree kernel modules installed using Kbuild will also be
+ compressed upon installation.
- This option provides little benefit when the modules are to be used inside
- an initrd or initramfs, it generally is more efficient to compress the whole
- initrd or initramfs instead.
+ Note: for modules inside an initrd or initramfs, it's more efficient
+ to compress the whole initrd or initramfs instead.
- This is fully compatible with signed modules while the signed module is
- compressed. module-init-tools or kmod handles decompression and provide to
- other layer the uncompressed but signed payload.
+ Note: This is fully compatible with signed modules.
+ If in doubt, say N.
prompt "Compression algorithm"
@@ -1982,6 +1977,10 @@ endchoice
endif # MODULES
+ def_bool y
+ depends on PERF_EVENTS || TRACING