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From: Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
To: Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com>
Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>,
	Networking <netdev@vger.kernel.org>, bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v2 6/9] bpf: iterators: install libbpf headers when building
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2021 21:03:23 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACdoK4KC2Y69Sj2KmEFHtZctWeZfvUnckRY4Q1hpomHHr0CfDA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACdoK4JpgKyeFAwwY=8V-WQO405-xkW+yS2qnfVv2tgoF-F3JA@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, 4 Oct 2021 at 22:30, Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2021 at 20:11, Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 3:12 PM Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, 2 Oct 2021 at 21:27, Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, 2 Oct 2021 at 00:20, Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 4:09 AM Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > API headers from libbpf should not be accessed directly from the
> > > > > > library's source directory. Instead, they should be exported with "make
> > > > > > install_headers". Let's make sure that bpf/preload/iterators/Makefile
> > > > > > installs the headers properly when building.
> > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -$(BPFOBJ): $(wildcard $(LIBBPF_SRC)/*.[ch] $(LIBBPF_SRC)/Makefile) | $(OUTPUT)
> > > > > > +$(BPFOBJ): $(wildcard $(LIBBPF_SRC)/*.[ch] $(LIBBPF_SRC)/Makefile)            \
> > > > > > +          | $(LIBBPF_OUTPUT) $(LIBBPF_INCLUDE)
> > > > >
> > > > > Would it make sense for libbpf's Makefile to create include and output
> > > > > directories on its own? We wouldn't need to have these order-only
> > > > > dependencies everywhere, right?
> > > >
> > > > Good point, I'll have a look at it.
> > > > Quentin
> > >
> > > So libbpf already creates the include (and parent $(DESTDIR))
> > > directory, so I can get rid of the related dependencies. But I don't
> > > see an easy solution for the output directory for the object files.
> > > The issue is that libbpf's Makefile includes
> > > tools/scripts/Makefile.include, which checks $(OUTPUT) and errors out
> >
> > Did you check what benefits the use of tools/scripts/Makefile.include
> > brings? Last time I had to deal with some non-trivial Makefile
> > problem, this extra dance with tools/scripts/Makefile.include and some
> > related complexities didn't seem very justified. So unless there are
> > some very big benefits to having tool's Makefile.include included, I'd
> > rather simplify libbpf's in-kernel Makefile and make it more
> > straightforward. We have a completely independent separate Makefile
> > for libbpf in Github, and I think it's more straightforward. Doesn't
> > have to be done in this change, of course, but I was curious to hear
> > your thoughts given you seem to have spent tons of time on this
> > already.
>
> No, I haven't checked in details so far. I remember that several
> elements defined in the Makefile.include are used in libbpf's
> Makefile, and I stopped at that, because I thought that a refactoring
> of the latter would be beyond the current set. But yes, I can have a
> look at it and see if it's worth changing in a follow-up.

Looking more at tools/scripts/Makefile.include: It's 160-line long and
does not include any other Makefile, so there's nothing in it that we
couldn't re-implement in libbpf's Makefile if necessary. This being
said, it has a number of items that, I think, are good to keep there
and share with the other tools. For example:

- The $(EXTRA_WARNINGS) definitions
- QUIET_GEN, QUIET_LINK, QUIET_CLEAN, which are not mandatory to have
but integrate nicely with the way other tools (or kernel components)
are built
- Some overwrites for the toolchain, if $(LLVM) or $(CROSS_COMPILE) are set

Thinking more about this, if we want to create the $(OUTPUT) directory
in libbpf itself, we could maybe just enclose the check on its
pre-existence in tools/scripts/Makefile.include with a dedicated
variable ("ifneq ($(_skip_output_check),) ...") and set the latter in
Makefile.include. This way we wouldn't have to change the current
Makefile infra too much, and can keep the include.

Quentin

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-05 20:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-01 11:08 [PATCH bpf-next v2 0/9] install libbpf headers when using the library Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 1/9] tools: bpftool: remove unused includes to <bpf/bpf_gen_internal.h> Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 2/9] tools: bpftool: install libbpf headers instead of including the dir Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 22:55   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 3/9] tools: resolve_btfids: install libbpf headers when building Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 23:01   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 4/9] tools: runqslower: " Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 5/9] bpf: preload: " Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 6/9] bpf: iterators: " Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 23:19   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-02 20:27     ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-02 22:11       ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-04 19:10         ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-04 21:30           ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-05 20:03             ` Quentin Monnet [this message]
2021-10-06 17:44               ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 7/9] samples/bpf: " Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 23:22   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-02 20:30     ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 8/9] samples/bpf: update .gitignore Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:08 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 9/9] selftests/bpf: better clean up for runqslower in test_bpftool_build.sh Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 23:05 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 0/9] install libbpf headers when using the library Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-01 23:27   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-10-02 20:40   ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-03 19:20     ` Quentin Monnet

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