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Subject[PATCH] netdevsim: remove incorrect __net_initdata annotations
The __net_initdata section cannot currently be used for structures that
get cleaned up in an exitcall using unregister_pernet_operations:

WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0x868c34): Section mismatch in reference from the function nsim_devlink_exit() to the (unknown reference)
The function nsim_devlink_exit() references
the (unknown reference) __initdata (unknown).
This is often because nsim_devlink_exit lacks a __initdata
annotation or the annotation of (unknown) is wrong.
WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0x868c64): Section mismatch in reference from the function nsim_devlink_init() to the (unknown reference)
WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0x8692bc): Section mismatch in reference from the function nsim_fib_exit() to the (unknown reference)
WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0x869300): Section mismatch in reference from the function nsim_fib_init() to the (unknown reference)

As that warning tells us, discarding the structure after a module is
loaded would lead to a undefined behavior when that module is removed.

It might be possible to change that annotation so it has no effect for
loadable modules, but I have not figured out exactly how to do that, and
we want this to be fixed in -rc1.

This just removes the annotations, just like we do for all other such

Fixes: 37923ed6b8ce ("netdevsim: Add simple FIB resource controller via devlink")
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
drivers/net/netdevsim/devlink.c | 2 +-
drivers/net/netdevsim/fib.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/netdevsim/devlink.c b/drivers/net/netdevsim/devlink.c
index 27ae05c5fdaf..1dba47936456 100644
--- a/drivers/net/netdevsim/devlink.c
+++ b/drivers/net/netdevsim/devlink.c
@@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ static int __net_init nsim_devlink_netns_init(struct net *net)
return 0;

-static struct pernet_operations nsim_devlink_net_ops __net_initdata = {
+static struct pernet_operations nsim_devlink_net_ops = {
.init = nsim_devlink_netns_init,
.id = &nsim_devlink_id,
.size = sizeof(bool),
diff --git a/drivers/net/netdevsim/fib.c b/drivers/net/netdevsim/fib.c
index 0d105bafa261..9bfe9e151e13 100644
--- a/drivers/net/netdevsim/fib.c
+++ b/drivers/net/netdevsim/fib.c
@@ -230,7 +230,7 @@ static int __net_init nsim_fib_netns_init(struct net *net)
return 0;

-static struct pernet_operations nsim_fib_net_ops __net_initdata = {
+static struct pernet_operations nsim_fib_net_ops = {
.init = nsim_fib_netns_init,
.id = &nsim_fib_net_id,
.size = sizeof(struct nsim_fib_data),
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