arm64: idle: don't instrument idle code with KCOV

The low-level idle code in arch_cpu_idle() and its callees runs at a
time where where portions of the kernel environment aren't available.
For example, RCU may not be watching, and lockdep state may be
out-of-sync with the hardware. Due to this, it is not sound to
instrument this code.

We generally avoid instrumentation by marking the entry functions as
`noinstr`, but currently this doesn't inhibit KCOV instrumentation.
Prevent this by factoring these functions into a new idle.c so that we
can disable KCOV for the entire compilation unit, as is done for the
core idle code in kernel/sched/idle.c.

We'd like to keep instrumentation of the rest of process.c, and for the
existing code in cpuidle.c, so a new compilation unit is preferable. The
arch_cpu_idle_dead() function in process.c is a cpu hotplug function
that is safe to instrument, so it is left as-is in process.c.

Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <>
Cc: James Morse <>
Cc: Marc Zyngier <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
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