Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] cleancache: constify cleancache_ops structure
From: David Vrabel
Date: Thu Jan 21 2016 - 05:46:08 EST
On 23/12/15 21:06, Julia Lawall wrote:
> The cleancache_ops structure is never modified, so declare it as const.
> This also removes the __read_mostly declaration on the cleancache_ops
> variable declaration, since it seems redundant with const.
> Done with the help of Coccinelle.
> Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@xxxxxxx>
> Not sure that the __read_mostly change is correct. Does it apply to the
> variable, or to what the variable points to?
The variable, so...
> --- a/mm/cleancache.c
> +++ b/mm/cleancache.c
> @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
> * cleancache_ops is set by cleancache_register_ops to contain the pointers
> * to the cleancache "backend" implementation functions.
> -static struct cleancache_ops *cleancache_ops __read_mostly;
> +static const struct cleancache_ops *cleancache_ops;
...you want to retain the __read_mostly here.