Re: Moving include/asm-* [was: Re: Moving sound/* to drivers/ ?]

From: Al Viro
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 20:57:18 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 04:51:57PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> So the trivial alternative is to just do
> git mv include/asm-xyz arch/xyz/include

Careful - arch/um/include/ exists, so that'll get interesting.

> But the alternative I'd actually *prefer* would avoid the symlink, and
> would be roughly:
> for i in $(arch-list)
> do
> mkdir arch/$i/include
> git mv include/asm-$i arch/$i/asm
> done
> git mv include/asm-generic include/asm
> and then remove the symlink to asm entirely, and instead add a
> -Iarch/xyz/include, and put that as the *first* entry in the include path.

Eh? git mv include/asm-$i arch/$i/include/asm, then?

> This would mean that:
> - no symlink games
> - if some architecture just uses the generic header file, it doesn't need
> to do anything: it just wouldn't implement that header file at all, and
> the next entry in the search-path would just find the generic
> include/asm entry.

Nice, but... how do you pull what's currently asm-generic/foo.h from what's
currently asm-bar/foo.h? #include_next is _ugly_...
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