Re: [PATCH] Revert "KVM: Export asm-generic/kvm_para.h"

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Jul 18 2012 - 07:58:14 EST

On Wednesday 18 July 2012, Will Deacon wrote:
> This reverts commit 56457f38f212344fb38b250cfa7e7311c065022f.
> For architectures without asm/kvm_para.h, asm-generic/Kbuild
> unconditionally tries to export the non-existent header file, resulting
> in failure to build the user headers. Since the logic in
> asm-generic/Kbuild.asm will only export the file if it exists (which in
> turn causes linux/kvm_para.h to be exported), we can just remove the
> unconditional header export.

This doesn't look right.

> I'm not sure what specific problem the original commit was fixing, so we
> may need to solve this another way if there's something I've missed.
> include/asm-generic/Kbuild | 1 -
> 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/include/asm-generic/Kbuild b/include/asm-generic/Kbuild
> index 2c85a0f..53f91b1 100644
> --- a/include/asm-generic/Kbuild
> +++ b/include/asm-generic/Kbuild
> @@ -8,7 +8,6 @@ header-y += int-ll64.h
> header-y += ioctl.h
> header-y += ioctls.h
> header-y += ipcbuf.h
> -header-y += kvm_para.h
> header-y += mman-common.h
> header-y += mman.h
> header-y += msgbuf.h

include/asm-generic/Kbuild lists the header files in the asm-generic
directory, and the asm-generic/kvm_para.h always exists, it's
not architecture specific.

arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_para.h also always exists, it was added
in 3b5d56b93 "kvmclock: Add functions to check if the host has
stopped the vm", although it should have added that to the generated
header files listed in arch/arm/include/asm/Kbuild.

I'm still not sure what you are actually trying to fix here.

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