get rid of legacy 'get_ds()' function
Every in-kernel use of this function defined it to KERNEL_DS (either as
an actual define, or as an inline function). It's an entirely
historical artifact, and long long long ago used to actually read the
segment selector valueof '%ds' on x86.
Which in the kernel is always KERNEL_DS.
Inspired by a patch from Jann Horn that just did this for a very small
subset of users (the ones in fs/), along with Al who suggested a script.
I then just took it to the logical extreme and removed all the remaining
Roughly scripted with
git grep -l '(get_ds())' -- :^tools/ | xargs sed -i 's/(get_ds())/(KERNEL_DS)/'
git grep -lw 'get_ds' -- :^tools/ | xargs sed -i '/^#define get_ds()/d'
plus manual fixups to remove a few unusual usage patterns, the couple of
inline function cases and to fix up a comment that had become stale.
The 'get_ds()' function remains in an x86 kvm selftest, since in user
space it actually does something relevant.
Inspired-by: Jann Horn <email@example.com>
Inspired-by: Al Viro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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