Re: [PATCH v2 1/5] irq: set {msi_domain,syscore}_ops as __ro_after_init

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Sat Feb 11 2017 - 07:02:55 EST

On Sat, 11 Feb 2017, Jess Frazelle wrote:
> On February 11, 2017 1:14:52 AM PST, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >The same is true for cpuhotunplug operations.
> This makes sense. Will remove.

That's true for all other patches touching sysops as well. But instead of
giving up I'd recommend to look into the following:

Go through all callsites which use un/register_syscore_ops() and figure out
how many of them are possibly called post init. From a quick grep I can
only find the KVM module, but there might be more.

Lets assume it's KVM only. So you could do the following:

Put something like this into virt/kvm/kvm_main.c, which is a builtin file

static struct syscore_ops ops __ro_after_init = {

int __init foo()

and because we know that kvm is single instance you can just have:

static struct syscore_ops *kvm_ops;

void kvm_set_sysop(*vmx_ops)
kvm_ops = ops;

and then have the kvm_syscore callbacks:

static callback()
if (kvm_ops)

Sanity checks and serialization omitted. Then switch kvm_exit/init over to

After that you can make all syscore_ops __ro_after_init, remove the export
from (un)register_syscore_ops() and make that __init.

Not much of an effort and probably worth the trouble.