Commit c1eef220c1760762753b602c382127bfccee226d ("vsock: always call
vsock_init_tables()") introduced a module_init() function without a
corresponding module_exit() function.

Modules with an init function can only be removed if they also have an
exit function.  Therefore the vsock module was considered "permanent"
and could not be removed.

This patch adds an empty module_exit() function so that "rmmod vsock"
works.  No explicit cleanup is required because:

1. Transports call vsock_core_exit() upon exit and cannot be removed
   while sockets are still alive.
2. vsock_diag.ko does not perform any action that requires cleanup by

Reported-by: Xiumei Mu <>
Cc: Cong Wang <>
Cc: Jorgen Hansen <>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
 net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c b/net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c
index aac9b8f6552e..c1076c19b858 100644
--- a/net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c
+++ b/net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c
@@ -2018,7 +2018,13 @@ const struct vsock_transport 
+static void __exit vsock_exit(void)
+       /* Do nothing.  This function makes this module removable. */
 MODULE_AUTHOR("VMware, Inc.");
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("VMware Virtual Socket Family");

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