Re: [PATCH, RFC 20/62] mm/page_ext: Export lookup_page_ext() symbol
From: Kai Huang
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 - 07:06:37 EST
On Mon, 2019-06-17 at 11:30 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 01:44:43AM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 01:12:59PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 05:43:40PM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > > > page_keyid() is inline funcation that uses lookup_page_ext(). KVM is
> > > > going to use page_keyid() and since KVM can be built as a module
> > > > lookup_page_ext() has to be exported.
> > >
> > > I _really_ hate having to export world+dog for KVM. This one might not
> > > be a real issue, but I itch every time I see an export for KVM these
> > > days.
> > Is there any better way? Do we need to invent EXPORT_SYMBOL_KVM()? :P
> Or disallow KVM (or parts thereof) from being a module anymore.
For this particular symbol expose, I don't think its fair to blame KVM since the fundamental reason
is because page_keyid() (which calls lookup_page_ext()) being implemented as static inline function
in header file, so essentially having any other module who calls page_keyid() will trigger this
problem -- in fact IOMMU driver calls page_keyid() too so even w/o KVM lookup_page_ext() needs to be