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

From: Bjorn Helgaas
Date: Thu Feb 16 2017 - 09:35:18 EST

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

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.

> 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