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From: Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com>
To: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	Martijn Coenen <maco@android.com>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/7] nsdeps: make generated patches independent of locale
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 12:46:52 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191001114652.GD253280@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAK7LNAR7QwfMRKwc1DwaRQW3GA-tBHhSv=yVq+xR_YkpYAnc6w@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 10:30:27AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 10:18 AM Masahiro Yamada
><yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 3:14 AM Greg Kroah-Hartman
>> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 12:42:28AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> > > On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 10:27 PM Matthias Maennich <maennich@google.com> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 06:36:03PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> > > > >scripts/nsdeps automatically generates a patch to add MODULE_IMPORT_NS
>> > > > >tags, and what is nicer, it sorts the lines alphabetically with the
>> > > > >"sort" command. However, the output from the "sort" command depends
>> > > > >on locale.
>> > > > >
>> > > > >Especially when namespaces contain underscores, the result is
>> > > > >different depending on the locale.
>> > > > >
>> > > > >For example, I got this:
>> > > > >
>> > > > >$ { echo usbcommon; echo usb_common; } | LANG=en_US.UTF-8 sort
>> > > > >usbcommon
>> > > > >usb_common
>> > > > >$ { echo usbcommon; echo usb_common; } | LANG=C sort
>> > > > >usb_common
>> > > > >usbcommon
>> > > > >
>> > > > >So, this means people might potentially send different patches.
>> > > > >
>> > > > >This kind of issue was reported in the past, for example,
>> > > > >commit f55f2328bb28 ("kbuild: make sorting initramfs contents
>> > > > >independent of locale").
>> > > > >
>> > > > >Adding "LANG=C" is a conventional way of fixing when a deterministic
>> > > > >result is desirable.
>> > > > >
>> > > > >Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
>> > > > >---
>> > > > >
>> > > > > scripts/nsdeps | 2 +-
>> > > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> > > > >
>> > > > >diff --git a/scripts/nsdeps b/scripts/nsdeps
>> > > > >index 964b7fb8c546..3754dac13b31 100644
>> > > > >--- a/scripts/nsdeps
>> > > > >+++ b/scripts/nsdeps
>> > > > >@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ generate_deps() {
>> > > > >               for source_file in $mod_source_files; do
>> > > > >                       sed '/MODULE_IMPORT_NS/Q' $source_file > ${source_file}.tmp
>> > > > >                       offset=$(wc -l ${source_file}.tmp | awk '{print $1;}')
>> > > > >-                      cat $source_file | grep MODULE_IMPORT_NS | sort -u >> ${source_file}.tmp
>> > > > >+                      cat $source_file | grep MODULE_IMPORT_NS | LANG=C sort -u >> ${source_file}.tmp
>> > > >
>> > > > I would prefer to have this set throughout the whole runtime of the
>> > > > script. Otherwise we likely see a followup patch. So, either as an
>> > > > export at the beginning of this file or as part of the command that
>> > > > calls this script.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > I prefer to keep it close to the locale-dependent code.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > If I move it to somewhere else, I need to add a comment like
>> > >
>> > > # make "sort" command deterministic
>> > > export LANG=C
>> > >
>> > > Otherwise, people would have no idea why it is needed.
>> >
>> > A comment is fine, it documents why it is here and it keeps anyone from
>> > having to remember to add it to anything else that changes in here.
>> >
>> > thanks,
>> >
>> > greg k-h
>>
>>
>> Huh, people who live in a country with English as mother tongue
>> cannot understand the i18n because English is the
>> only language in the world?
>
>I take back this comment.
>I actually do not know where you live, or what native language you speak.
>It was used to exaggerate things, but It is not important to
>the point of discussions. Sorry.

Thanks for pointing this out and reminding us! I am not a native English
speaker, but often are surrounded by English, especially when
programming. Error messages in my native language feel often rather
funny than helpful, but I guess this not the case for most translations.
Based on that I am ok with your original version of the patch.

Cheers,
Matthias

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-01 11:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-27  9:35 [PATCH 0/7] module: various bug-fixes and clean-ups for module namespace Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27  9:35 ` [PATCH 1/7] modpost: fix broken sym->namespace for external module builds Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27  9:56   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 11:46   ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27  9:35 ` [PATCH 2/7] module: swap the order of symbol.namespace Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 12:07   ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27  9:35 ` [PATCH 3/7] module: rename __kstrtab_ns_* to __kstrtabns_* to avoid symbol conflict Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 12:14   ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27  9:36 ` [PATCH 4/7] module: avoid code duplication in include/linux/export.h Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27  9:58   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 11:07   ` Rasmus Villemoes
2019-09-27 12:36     ` Matthias Maennich
2019-10-29 19:19     ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-29 21:11       ` Rasmus Villemoes
2019-10-31 10:13         ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-31 11:03           ` Rasmus Villemoes
2019-10-31 11:26             ` Jessica Yu
2019-09-27  9:36 ` [PATCH 5/7] kbuild: fix build error of 'make nsdeps' in clean tree Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 12:44   ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27  9:36 ` [PATCH 6/7] nsdeps: fix hashbang of scripts/nsdeps Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 13:10   ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27  9:36 ` [PATCH 7/7] nsdeps: make generated patches independent of locale Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 13:27   ` Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27 15:42     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-27 18:14       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-09-29  1:18         ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-09-29  1:30           ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-01 11:46             ` Matthias Maennich [this message]
2019-09-29 10:14           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-09-27 13:41 ` [PATCH 0/7] module: various bug-fixes and clean-ups for module namespace Matthias Maennich
2019-09-27 15:43   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-02 18:57   ` Jessica Yu
2019-10-02 20:43     ` Matthias Maennich
2019-10-03  1:26     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-03  8:03     ` Masahiro Yamada

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