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From: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@6wind.com>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-media@vger.kernel.org, linux-mmc@vger.kernel.org,
	netfilter-devel@vger.kernel.org, linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-raid@vger.kernel.org, linux-spi@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org, linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org,
	fcoe-devel@open-fcoe.org, alsa-devel@alsa-project.org,
	linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org,
	davem@davemloft.net, airlied@linux.ie,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] uapi: use wildcards to list files
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:03:50 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <bf83da6b-01ef-bf44-b3e1-ca6fc5636818@6wind.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2108827.WpE3IvfEdH@wuerfel>

Le 03/01/2017 à 22:37, Arnd Bergmann a écrit :
> On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 3:35:44 PM CET Nicolas Dichtel wrote:
>> Regularly, when a new header is created in include/uapi/, the developer
>> forgets to add it in the corresponding Kbuild file. This error is usually
>> detected after the release is out.
>>
>> In fact, all headers under include/uapi/ should be exported, so let's
>> use wildcards.
> 
> I think the idea makes a lot of sense: if a header is in uapi, we should
> really export it. However, using a wildcard expression seems a bit
> backwards here, I think we should make this implicit and not have the
> Kbuild file at all.
> 
> The "header-y" syntax was originally added back when the uapi headers
> were mixed with the internal headers in the same directory. After
> David Howells introduced the separate directory for uapi, it has
> become a bit redundant.
Ok, thank you for the explanation, I was wondering why those Kbuild files were
needed.

> 
> Can you try to modify scripts/Makefile.headersinst instead so we
> can simply remove the Kbuild files entirely?
I will try something.


Regards,
Nicolas

  reply	other threads:[~2017-01-04  9:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20161203.192346.1198940437155108508.davem@davemloft.net>
2017-01-03 14:35 ` Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-03 15:56   ` David Miller
2017-01-03 21:37   ` Arnd Bergmann
2017-01-04  9:03     ` Nicolas Dichtel [this message]
2017-01-06  9:43       ` [PATCH v2 0/7] uapi: export all headers under uapi directories Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 1/7] arm: put types.h in uapi Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-09 11:33           ` Arnd Bergmann
2017-01-09 12:00             ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 2/7] h8300: put bitsperlong.h " Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 3/7] nios2: put setup.h " Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-09 11:33           ` Arnd Bergmann
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 4/7] x86: put msr-index.h " Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-06 12:14           ` Borislav Petkov
2017-01-06 20:50           ` Andy Shevchenko
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 5/7] Makefile.headersinst: cleanup input files Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 6/7] Makefile.headersinst: remove destination-y option Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-06  9:43         ` [PATCH v2 7/7] uapi: export all headers under uapi directories Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-09 10:01           ` Daniel Vetter
     [not found]           ` <1483695839-18660-8-git-send-email-nicolas.dichtel-pdR9zngts4EAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
2017-01-09 12:01             ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2017-01-09 12:56           ` Christoph Hellwig
2017-01-12 15:52             ` Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-12 16:28               ` Jan Engelhardt
2017-01-12 16:32                 ` Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13  1:04                   ` Jeff Epler
2017-01-11 18:14           ` [Linux-c6x-dev] " Mark Salter
2017-01-09 11:33         ` [PATCH v2 0/7] " Arnd Bergmann
2017-01-11 12:42           ` Jesper Nilsson
2017-01-13 10:46           ` [PATCH v3 0/8] " Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 1/8] arm: put types.h in uapi Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 17:06               ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 2/8] h8300: put bitsperlong.h " Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 3/8] nios2: put setup.h " Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:55               ` Tobias Klauser
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 4/8] x86: stop exporting msr-index.h to userland Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 5/8] Makefile.headersinst: cleanup input files Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 6/8] Makefile.headersinst: remove destination-y option Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 7/8] uapi: export all headers under uapi directories Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 10:46             ` [PATCH v3 8/8] uapi: export all arch specifics directories Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 15:36             ` (unknown) David Howells
2017-01-13 16:01               ` [PATCH v3 1/8] arm: put types.h in uapi Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 16:19                 ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2017-01-13 15:43             ` (no subject) David Howells
2017-01-13 16:08               ` [PATCH v3 4/8] x86: stop exporting msr-index.h to userland Nicolas Dichtel
2017-01-13 16:38                 ` Borislav Petkov

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