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    kallsyms: add support for relative offsets in kallsyms address table · 2213e9a6
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    Similar to how relative extables are implemented, it is possible to emit
    the kallsyms table in such a way that it contains offsets relative to
    some anchor point in the kernel image rather than absolute addresses.
    On 64-bit architectures, it cuts the size of the kallsyms address table
    in half, since offsets between kernel symbols can typically be expressed
    in 32 bits.  This saves several hundreds of kilobytes of permanent
    .rodata on average.  In addition, the kallsyms address table is no
    longer subject to dynamic relocation when CONFIG_RELOCATABLE is in
    effect, so the relocation work done after decompression now doesn't have
    to do relocation updates for all these values.  This saves up to 24
    bytes (i.e., the size of a ELF64 RELA relocation table entry) per value,
    which easily adds up to a couple of megabytes of uncompressed __init
    data on ppc64 or arm64.  Even if these relocation entries typically
    compress well, the combined size reduction of 2.8 MB uncompressed for a
    ppc64_defconfig build (of which 2.4 MB is __init data) results in a ~500
    KB space saving in the compressed image.
    Since it is useful for some architectures (like x86) to retain the
    ability to emit absolute values as well, this patch also adds support
    for capturing both absolute and relative values when
    KALLSYMS_ABSOLUTE_PERCPU is in effect, by emitting absolute per-cpu
    addresses as positive 32-bit values, and addresses relative to the
    lowest encountered relative symbol as negative values, which are
    subtracted from the runtime address of this base symbol to produce the
    actual address.
    Support for the above is enabled by default for all architectures except
    IA-64 and Tile-GX, whose symbols are too far apart to capture in this
    Signed-off-by: default avatarArd Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
    Tested-by: default avatarGuenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
    Tested-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
    Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
    Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
    Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
    Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
    Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
    Cc: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>
    Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
    Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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