Ping? Re: [PATCH rc] kvm: Prevent compiling virt/kvm/vfio.c unless VFIO is selected

Jason Gunthorpe jgg at
Thu Nov 30 23:07:43 AEDT 2023

On Wed, Nov 29, 2023 at 06:02:08PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:

> > > Ah, it's the same warning, I just missed the CONFIG_MODULES=n requirement.
> > 
> > Oh, wait, doesn't that mean the approach won't work? IIRC doesn't
> > symbol_get turn into just &fn when non-modular turning this into a
> > link failure without the kconfig part?
> Yes, but it doesn't cause linker errors.  IIUC, because the extern declaration
> is tagged "weak", a dummy default is used.  E.g. on x86, this is what is generated
> with VFIO=y

Oh wow that is some pretty dark magic there :|


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