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From: 'Baoquan He' <bhe@redhat.com>
To: Greg Kurz <groug@kaod.org>
Cc: "Alastair D'Silva" <alastair@d-silva.org>,
	"'Alastair D'Silva'" <alastair@au1.ibm.com>,
	"'Aneesh Kumar K . V'" <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>,
	"'Benjamin Herrenschmidt'" <benh@kernel.crashing.org>,
	"'Paul Mackerras'" <paulus@samba.org>,
	"'Michael Ellerman'" <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	"'Frederic Barrat'" <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com>,
	"'Andrew Donnellan'" <ajd@linux.ibm.com>,
	"'Arnd Bergmann'" <arnd@arndb.de>,
	"'Greg Kroah-Hartman'" <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"'Andrew Morton'" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"'Mauro Carvalho Chehab'" <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>,
	"'David S. Miller'" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	"'Rob Herring'" <robh@kernel.org>,
	"'Anton Blanchard'" <anton@ozlabs.org>,
	"'Krzysztof Kozlowski'" <krzk@kernel.org>,
	"'Mahesh Salgaonkar'" <mahesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"'Madhavan Srinivasan'" <maddy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"'Cédric Le Goater'" <clg@kaod.org>,
	"'Anju T Sudhakar'" <anju@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"'Hari Bathini'" <hbathini@linux.ibm.com>,
	"'Thomas Gleixner'" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"'Nicholas Piggin'" <npiggin@gmail.com>,
	"'Masahiro Yamada'" <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>,
	"'Alexey Kardashevskiy'" <aik@ozlabs.ru>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 04/27] ocxl: Remove unnecessary externs
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:54:37 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200226145437.GJ4937@MiWiFi-R3L-srv> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200226152050.45547219@bahia.home>

On 02/26/20 at 03:20pm, Greg Kurz wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:15:23 +0800
> 'Baoquan He' <bhe@redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > On 02/26/20 at 10:01am, Greg Kurz wrote:
> > > On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:26:34 +1100
> > > "Alastair D'Silva" <alastair@d-silva.org> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> > > > > Sent: Wednesday, 26 February 2020 7:15 PM
> > > > > To: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@au1.ibm.com>
> > > > > Cc: alastair@d-silva.org; Aneesh Kumar K . V
> > > > > <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>; Oliver O'Halloran <oohall@gmail.com>;
> > > > > Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>; Paul Mackerras
> > > > > <paulus@samba.org>; Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>; Frederic
> > > > > Barrat <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com>; Andrew Donnellan <ajd@linux.ibm.com>;
> > > > > Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>; Greg Kroah-Hartman
> > > > > <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>; Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>;
> > > > > Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>; Dave Jiang
> > > > > <dave.jiang@intel.com>; Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>; Andrew Morton
> > > > > <akpm@linux-foundation.org>; Mauro Carvalho Chehab
> > > > > <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>; David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>;
> > > > > Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>; Anton Blanchard <anton@ozlabs.org>;
> > > > > Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org>; Mahesh Salgaonkar
> > > > > <mahesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>; Madhavan Srinivasan
> > > > > <maddy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>; Cédric Le Goater <clg@kaod.org>; Anju T
> > > > > Sudhakar <anju@linux.vnet.ibm.com>; Hari Bathini
> > > > > <hbathini@linux.ibm.com>; Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>; Greg
> > > > > Kurz <groug@kaod.org>; Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>; Masahiro
> > > > > Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>; Alexey Kardashevskiy
> > > > > <aik@ozlabs.ru>; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linuxppc-
> > > > > dev@lists.ozlabs.org; linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org; linux-mm@kvack.org
> > > > > Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 04/27] ocxl: Remove unnecessary externs
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 02/21/20 at 02:26pm, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> > > > > > From: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Function declarations don't need externs, remove the existing ones so
> > > > > > they are consistent with newer code
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > >  arch/powerpc/include/asm/pnv-ocxl.h | 32 ++++++++++++++---------------
> > > > > >  include/misc/ocxl.h                 |  6 +++---
> > > > > >  2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pnv-ocxl.h
> > > > > > b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pnv-ocxl.h
> > > > > > index 0b2a6707e555..b23c99bc0c84 100644
> > > > > > --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pnv-ocxl.h
> > > > > > +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/pnv-ocxl.h
> > > > > > @@ -9,29 +9,27 @@
> > > > > >  #define PNV_OCXL_TL_BITS_PER_RATE       4
> > > > > >  #define PNV_OCXL_TL_RATE_BUF_SIZE
> > > > > ((PNV_OCXL_TL_MAX_TEMPLATE+1) * PNV_OCXL_TL_BITS_PER_RATE / 8)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -extern int pnv_ocxl_get_actag(struct pci_dev *dev, u16 *base, u16
> > > > > *enabled,
> > > > > > -			u16 *supported);
> > > > > 
> > > > > It works w or w/o extern when declare functions. Searching 'extern'
> > > > > under include can find so many functions with 'extern' adding. Do we have
> > > > a
> > > > > explicit standard if we should add or remove 'exter' in function
> > > > declaration?
> > > > > 
> > > > > I have no objection to this patch, just want to make clear so that I can
> > > > handle
> > > > > it w/o confusion.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > > Baoquan
> > > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > For the OpenCAPI driver, we have settled on not having 'extern' on
> > > > functions.
> > > > 
> > > > I don't think I've seen a standard that supports or refutes this, but it
> > > > does not value add.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > FWIW this is a warning condition for checkpatch:
> > > 
> > > $ ./scripts/checkpatch.pl --strict -f include/misc/ocxl.h
> > 
> > Good to know, thanks.
> > 
> > I didn't know checkpatch.pl can run on header file directly. Tried to
> > check patch with '--strict -f', the below info doesn't appear. But it
> 
> Hmm... -f is to check a source file, not a patch... What did you try
> exactly ?

OK, that's it. I can see the 'CHECK' line when run checkpatch.pl on
patch with '--strict' only. I think this can be a good reason that we
should not add extern when add function declaration into header file.
Thanks.

> 
> > does give out below information when run on header file.
> > 
> > > 
> > > [...]
> > > 
> > > CHECK: extern prototypes should be avoided in .h files
> > > #176: FILE: include/misc/ocxl.h:176:
> > > +extern int ocxl_afu_irq_alloc(struct ocxl_context *ctx, int *irq_id);
> > > 
> > > [...]
> > > 
> > 
> 
> 
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Thread overview: 130+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-21  3:26 [PATCH v3 00/27] Add support for OpenCAPI Persistent Memory devices Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:26 ` [PATCH v3 01/27] powerpc: Add OPAL calls for LPC memory alloc/release Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  5:49   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-24  5:50     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:26 ` [PATCH v3 02/27] mm/memory_hotplug: Allow check_hotplug_memory_addressable to be called from drivers Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  7:03   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-21  3:26 ` [PATCH v3 03/27] powerpc: Map & release OpenCAPI LPC memory Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  2:51   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-24  5:49     ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-25 10:02   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-26  0:19     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-03  6:10   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-04  5:33     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:26 ` [PATCH v3 04/27] ocxl: Remove unnecessary externs Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  6:06   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-25 13:23   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-26  8:14   ` Baoquan He
2020-02-26  8:26     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-26  9:01       ` Greg Kurz
2020-02-26 14:15         ` 'Baoquan He'
2020-02-26 14:20           ` Greg Kurz
2020-02-26 14:54             ` 'Baoquan He' [this message]
2020-02-21  3:26 ` [PATCH v3 05/27] ocxl: Address kernel doc errors & warnings Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  2:11   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-21  3:26 ` [PATCH v3 06/27] ocxl: Tally up the LPC memory on a link & allow it to be mapped Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  5:25   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-24  5:36     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-25 16:30   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-26  0:29     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 07/27] ocxl: Add functions to map/unmap LPC memory Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  6:02   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-24  6:08     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-25 17:01   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 08/27] ocxl: Emit a log message showing how much LPC memory was detected Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  6:06   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-24  6:10     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  6:13       ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-25 17:03   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 09/27] ocxl: Save the device serial number in ocxl_fn Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 10/27] powerpc: Add driver for OpenCAPI Persistent Memory Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-26  5:07   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-26  5:49     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27 20:44   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-28  0:54     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-28 18:32   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 11/27] powerpc: Enable the OpenCAPI Persistent Memory driver for powernv_defconfig Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-25  3:01   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 12/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add register addresses & status values to the header Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27  5:08   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-27  5:16     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 13/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Read the capability registers & wait for device ready Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27  3:54   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-27  3:58     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-02 17:51   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-04  4:15     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 14/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add support for Admin commands Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27  8:22   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-27  8:27     ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-27 23:54       ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27 23:51     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27 17:01   ` Dan Williams
2020-02-27 23:57     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 15/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add support for near storage commands Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27  8:30   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-27 23:56     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-27 17:02   ` Dan Williams
2020-03-02 17:58   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-02 18:42     ` Dan Williams
2020-03-04  4:42       ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 16/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Register a character device for userspace to interact with Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-02  5:34   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-02  6:05     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-03  9:28   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-05  3:38     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 17/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Implement the Read Error Log command Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-03 10:36   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-05  4:31     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-05  9:33       ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-04  5:58   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 18/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add controller dump IOCTLs Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-03 18:04   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-05 23:37     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-04  6:53   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-06  3:34     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 19/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add an IOCTL to report controller statistics Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-04  9:25   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-12  0:15     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-05  0:46   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-12  4:47     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 20/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Forward events to userspace Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-03  7:02   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-04  5:48     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-04 11:00   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-11  3:32     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 21/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add an IOCTL to request controller health & perf data Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-28  6:12   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-02  5:40     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-04 11:06     ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-11  3:38       ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 22/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Implement the heartbeat command Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-28  6:20   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-04 14:25   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 23/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add debug IOCTLs Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-04 15:21   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-12  4:24     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-05  3:11   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-12  4:58     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 24/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Expose SMART data via ndctl Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-04 15:40   ` Frederic Barrat
2020-03-05  3:36   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-12 23:14     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 25/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Expose the serial number in sysfs Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-28  6:25   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-28  7:15     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-03-01 23:42       ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-02  5:38         ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 26/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Expose the firmware version " Alastair D'Silva
2020-03-02  7:35   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-03-04  4:11     ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  3:27 ` [PATCH v3 27/27] MAINTAINERS: Add myself & nvdimm/ocxl to ocxl Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-21  5:35   ` Andrew Donnellan
2020-02-21 16:21 ` [PATCH v3 00/27] Add support for OpenCAPI Persistent Memory devices Dan Williams
2020-02-21 16:24   ` Dan Williams
2020-02-24  4:34   ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  4:37     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-02-24  4:42       ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-24  6:51         ` Oliver O'Halloran
2020-02-26  0:13           ` Alastair D'Silva
2020-02-26  0:32             ` Dan Williams
2020-02-26  0:35               ` Alastair D'Silva

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