Commit a64fb3cd authored by Paul Gortmaker's avatar Paul Gortmaker Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm: audit/fix non-modular users of module_init in core code

Code that is obj-y (always built-in) or dependent on a bool Kconfig
(built-in or absent) can never be modular.  So using module_init as an
alias for __initcall can be somewhat misleading.

Fix these up now, so that we can relocate module_init from init.h into
module.h in the future.  If we don't do this, we'd have to add module.h
to obviously non-modular code, and that would be a worse thing.

The audit targets the following module_init users for change:
 mm/ksm.c                       bool KSM
 mm/mmap.c                      bool MMU
 mm/huge_memory.c               bool TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE
 mm/mmu_notifier.c              bool MMU_NOTIFIER

Note that direct use of __initcall is discouraged, vs.  one of the
priority categorized subgroups.  As __initcall gets mapped onto
device_initcall, our use of subsys_initcall (which makes sense for these
files) will thus change this registration from level 6-device to level
4-subsys (i.e.  slightly earlier).

However no observable impact of that difference has been observed during

One might think that core_initcall (l2) or postcore_initcall (l3) would
be more appropriate for anything in mm/ but if we look at some actual
init functions themselves, we see things like:

mm/huge_memory.c --> hugepage_init     --> hugepage_init_sysfs
mm/mmap.c        --> init_user_reserve --> sysctl_user_reserve_kbytes
mm/ksm.c         --> ksm_init          --> sysfs_create_group

and hence the choice of subsys_initcall (l4) seems reasonable, and at
the same time minimizes the risk of changing the priority too
drastically all at once.  We can adjust further in the future.

Also, several instances of missing ";" at EOL are fixed.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Gortmaker <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent da29bd36
......@@ -661,7 +661,7 @@ static int __init hugepage_init(void)
return err;
static int __init setup_transparent_hugepage(char *str)
......@@ -2345,4 +2345,4 @@ static int __init ksm_init(void)
return err;
......@@ -3142,7 +3142,7 @@ static int init_user_reserve(void)
sysctl_user_reserve_kbytes = min(free_kbytes / 32, 1UL << 17);
return 0;
* Initialise sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes.
......@@ -3163,7 +3163,7 @@ static int init_admin_reserve(void)
sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes = min(free_kbytes / 32, 1UL << 13);
return 0;
* Reinititalise user and admin reserves if memory is added or removed.
......@@ -3233,4 +3233,4 @@ static int __meminit init_reserve_notifier(void)
return 0;
......@@ -329,5 +329,4 @@ static int __init mmu_notifier_init(void)
return init_srcu_struct(&srcu);
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