[PATCH v2 3/5] pci: set msi_domain_ops as __ro_after_init

Thomas Gleixner tglx at linutronix.de
Thu Feb 16 14:38:05 UTC 2017

On Thu, 16 Feb 2017, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:16:32PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > I think I suggested to Jiang to do that 'update with default functions' to
> > 
> > - avoid exporting the world and some more
> > 
> > - have the flexibility to add new functions to the ops w/o updating a
> >   gazillion of existing usage sites, which has saved us lots of chaising in
> >   the last years
> > 
> > - avoid the if (ops->ptr) ops->ptr(); else default_fn(); constructs all
> >   over the place.
> > 
> > I admit I did not think about the fact that this makes the structs non
> > const.
> > 
> > Mopping that up by exporting the default functions and setting all the
> > function pointers is tedious and requires a full tree sweep when we add new
> > stuff. There's also code shared between PCI/platform/DT based stuff, so
> > that becomes interesting.
> It's legal to initialize a field multiple times, and the last one
> takes precedence, so doing this might at least avoid the full tree
> sweeps:
>   static struct msi_domain_ops vmd_msi_domain_ops = {
>     .get_hwirq = vmd_get_hwirq,
>   };
> The functions referenced by MSI_DOMAIN_DEFAULT_OPS would still have to
> be exported, though.

Hmm, that'd work. Though it will fall apart for those pieces where we share
code across backends. But I did not yet go through all the places and check

> > Doing the if (ops->ptr) ops->ptr() else default_fn(); dance should be
> > simpler to pull off. There are not that many sites to look at, but then we
> > have some of the GICv3 code using the domain ops out of core.
> > 
> > For now doing the __ro_after_init is definitely the simplest and fastest
> > solution to tighten these statically allocated structures.
> I'm OK with __ro_after_init, at least as an interim solution.
> I do think it would be good to audit all the uses of
> seem to be the primary indicator of when the struct might be modified.
> I suspect we could add __ro_after_init to more than just pci-hyperv.c,
> vmd.c, and msi.c

Agreed. I have it on my radar.



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