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From: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
To: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>,
	Yunsheng Lin <linyunsheng@huawei.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>, Nick Hu <nickhu@andestech.com>,
	Greentime Hu <green.hu@gmail.com>,
	Vincent Chen <deanbo422@gmail.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Yury Norov <yury.norov@gmail.com>,
	Miguel Ojeda <ojeda@kernel.org>,
	ndesaulniers@gooogle.com, Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/2] refactor the ringtest testing for ptr_ring
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2021 22:05:30 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHp75VcsUxOqu48E1+RNqn=RhJqfd7XG8e3AKRHyMb3ywzSPrg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210705143952-mutt-send-email-mst@kernel.org>

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 9:45 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 09:36:26PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 02:26:32PM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 08:06:50PM +0800, Yunsheng Lin wrote:
> > > > On 2021/7/5 17:56, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 11:57:33AM +0800, Yunsheng Lin wrote:
> > > > >> tools/include/* have a lot of abstract layer for building
> > > > >> kernel code from userspace, so reuse or add the abstract
> > > > >> layer in tools/include/ to build the ptr_ring for ringtest
> > > > >> testing.
> > > > >
> > > > > ...
> > > > >
> > > > >>  create mode 100644 tools/include/asm/cache.h
> > > > >>  create mode 100644 tools/include/asm/processor.h
> > > > >>  create mode 100644 tools/include/generated/autoconf.h
> > > > >>  create mode 100644 tools/include/linux/align.h
> > > > >>  create mode 100644 tools/include/linux/cache.h
> > > > >>  create mode 100644 tools/include/linux/slab.h
> > > > >
> > > > > Maybe somebody can change this to be able to include in-tree headers directly?
> > > >
> > > > If the above works, maybe the files in tools/include/* is not
> > > > necessary any more, just use the in-tree headers to compile
> > > > the user space app?
> > > >
> > > > Or I missed something here?
> > >
> > > why would it work? kernel headers outside of uapi are not
> > > intended to be consumed by userspace.
> >
> > The problem here, that we are almost getting two copies of the headers, and
> > tools are not in a good maintenance, so it's often desynchronized from the
> > actual Linux headers. This will become more and more diverse if we keep same
> > way of operation. So, I would rather NAK any new copies of the headers from
> > include/ to tools/include.
>
> We already have the copies
> yes they are not maintained well ... what's the plan then?
> NAK won't help us improve the situation.

I understand and the proposal is to leave only the files which are not
the same (can we do kinda wrappers or so in tools/include rather than
copying everything?).

> I would say copies are kind of okay just make sure they are
> built with kconfig. Then any breakage will be
> detected.
>
> > > > > Besides above, had you tested this with `make O=...`?
> > > >
> > > > You are right, the generated/autoconf.h is in another directory
> > > > with `make O=...`.
> > > >
> > > > Any nice idea to fix the above problem?


-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-05 19:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-05  3:57 Yunsheng Lin
2021-07-05  3:57 ` [PATCH net-next 1/2] tools: add missing infrastructure for building ptr_ring.h Yunsheng Lin
2021-07-05 18:39   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2021-07-06  2:04     ` Yunsheng Lin
2021-07-18  2:09       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2021-07-19  1:40         ` Yunsheng Lin
2021-07-19 11:58           ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2021-07-05  3:57 ` [PATCH net-next 2/2] tools/virtio: use common infrastructure to build ptr_ring.h Yunsheng Lin
2021-07-05  9:56 ` [PATCH net-next 0/2] refactor the ringtest testing for ptr_ring Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-05 12:06   ` Yunsheng Lin
2021-07-05 14:57     ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-05 18:26     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2021-07-05 18:36       ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-05 18:42         ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2021-07-05 19:05           ` Andy Shevchenko [this message]
2021-07-05 19:31             ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2021-07-06  1:35             ` Yunsheng Lin

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