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

From: Al Viro
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 21:30:52 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 06:20:27PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, 22 May 2008, Al Viro wrote:
> >
> > Eh? git mv include/asm-$i arch/$i/include/asm, then?
> Yeah, sorry, I dropped an "include/" there.
> > 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_...
> I was actually going to suggest #include_next, yes. But if people hate it,
> we can certainly just keep the current <asm-generic/xyz.h> approach.

Another alternative is to replace asm-generic/ with generic/asm and have
-I include -I arch/$ARCH/include -I include/generic. Then we'd have

linux/foo.h => include/linux/foo.h (one lookup)
asm/foo.h => arch/include/asm/foo.h if it exists (negative on include/asm,
then one lookup)
=> include/generic/asm/foo.h otherwise (negative on include/asm,
negative lookup,
generic/asm/foo.h => include/generic/asm/foo.h (one lookup)

No #include_next at all. Kludgy, though... Note that arch/um will need
more interesting treatment in any case and so may things like arch/arm
with its include/asm/arch symlink ;-/
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