Re: [RFC PATCH -next] Fix printk_once build errors due to__read_mostly

From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Oct 30 2013 - 13:02:13 EST

On Wed, 2013-10-30 at 10:18 +0000, James Hogan wrote:
> Commit 3e39c1ab04ba (printk: mark printk_once test variable
> __read_mostly) added __read_mostly to the __print_once bool in the
> printk_once() macro, but __read_mostly is defined in <linux/cache.h>
> which isn't included from <linux/printk.h>. This results in build errors
> like this:
> arch/metag/mm/l2cache.c: In function 'meta_l2c_setup':
> arch/metag/mm/l2cache.c:56: error: '__read_mostly' undeclared
> This is fixed by adding an include of <linux/cache.h> from
> <linux/printk.h> since I don't think printk_once() users should need to
> include <linux/cache.h> for it to work.
> Note that this actually adds a recursive include, since <linux/cache.h>
> includes <linux/kernel.h>, which includes <linux/printk.h>. The actual
> dependencies are all in macros so it doesn't actually seem to result in
> any build failures, but it's clearly less than ideal.
> I'm not too keen on this due to the recursive include. Is it better to
> just workaround the problem by including <linux/cache.h> from the .c
> file that fails to build, or should the original patch be removed
> instead?

Maybe also using this would help avoid some of the
circular dependency:
include/linux/cache.h | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/cache.h b/include/linux/cache.h
index 4c57065..17e7e82 100644
--- a/include/linux/cache.h
+++ b/include/linux/cache.h
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
#ifndef __LINUX_CACHE_H
#define __LINUX_CACHE_H

-#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <uapi/linux/kernel.h>
#include <asm/cache.h>

#ifndef L1_CACHE_ALIGN


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