The atomic replace allows to create cumulative patches. They
are useful when you maintain many livepatches and want to remove
one that is lower on the stack. In addition it is very useful when
more patches touch the same function and there are dependencies
between them.

Changes against v9:

  + Fixed check of valid NOPs for already loaded objects,
    regression introduced in v9 [Joe, Mirek]
  + Allow to replace even disabled patches [Evgenii]

Changes against v8:

  + Fixed handling of statically defined struct klp_object
    with empty array of functions [Joe, Mirek]
  + Removed redundant func->new_func assignment for NOPs [Mirek]
  + Improved some wording [Mirek]

Changes against v7:

  + Fixed handling of NOPs for not-yet-loaded modules
  + Made klp_replaced_patches list static [Mirek]
  + Made klp_free_object() public later [Mirek]
  + Fixed several reported typos [Mirek, Joe]
  + Updated documentation according to the feedback [Joe]
  + Added some Acks [Mirek]

Changes against v6:

  + used list_move when disabling replaced patches [Jason]
  + used klp_is_func_type() in klp_unpatch_object() [Mirek]
  + moved static definition of klp_get_or_add_object() [Mirek]
  + updated comment about synchronization in forced mode [Mirek]
  + added user documentation
  + fixed several typos

Jason Baron (5):
  livepatch: Use lists to manage patches, objects and functions
  livepatch: Initial support for dynamic structures
  livepatch: Allow to unpatch only functions of the given type
  livepatch: Support separate list for replaced patches.
  livepatch: Add atomic replace

Petr Mladek (5):
  livepatch: Free only structures with initialized kobject
  livepatch: Correctly handle atomic replace for not yet loaded modules
  livepatch: Improve dynamic struct klp_object detection and
  livepatch: Allow to replace even disabled patches
  livepatch: Atomic replace and cumulative patches documentation

 Documentation/livepatch/cumulative-patches.txt |  83 +++++
 include/linux/livepatch.h                      |  65 +++-
 kernel/livepatch/core.c                        | 422 ++++++++++++++++++++++---
 kernel/livepatch/core.h                        |   4 +
 kernel/livepatch/patch.c                       |  31 +-
 kernel/livepatch/patch.h                       |   4 +-
 kernel/livepatch/transition.c                  |  41 ++-
 7 files changed, 598 insertions(+), 52 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/livepatch/cumulative-patches.txt


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