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

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Wed Jul 18 2012 - 08:33:07 EST

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

See below.

>> 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.


make[4]: *** No rule to make target
needed by `/scratch/kisskb/build/linux-next_m68k-allmodconfig_m68k/usr/include/linux/.check'.
make[3]: *** [linux] Error 2
make[2]: *** [headers_check] Error 2

Before 56457f38f212344fb38b250cfa7e7311c065022f, "make headers_check"
was broken on all architectures that do not support kvm (i.e. all but

After 56457f38f212344fb38b250cfa7e7311c065022f, it became broken on
all architectures that do not support kvm and converted from

#include <asm-generic/kvm_para.h>

in their arch/$arch/include/asm/kvm_para.h to

generic-y += kvm_para.h

in their arch/$arch/include/asm/Kbuild OR just don't have a

So far the former case is limited to sh (mainline) and m68k (next), but I expect
more architectures to start using the "generic-y += ..." idiom.

The latter is limited to cris and m32r.

Hence just reverting 56457f38f212344fb38b250cfa7e7311c065022f is not the
right fix, as it will cause more breakage.

See also



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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