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From: Ingo Molnar <>
To: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	linux-arch <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Nathan Chancellor <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <>,
	Josh Poimboeuf <>,
	Jonathan Corbet <>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] "Fast Kernel Headers" Tree -v2
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:27:33 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Yd/> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

* Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:03 PM Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 5:26 PM Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
> > I've started building randconfig kernels for arm64 and x86, and fixing
> > up things that come up, a few things I have noticed out so far:
> I have run into a couple more specific issues:
> * net/smc/smc_ib.c:824:26: error: implicit declaration of function
> 'cache_line_size' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> cache_line_size is generally provided by linux/cache.h, which includes
> asm/cache.h.
> This works on arm64, but not on x86, where asm/cache.h would have to include
> asm/cpufeature.h, and but it would be good to avoid that because of the implicit
> linux/percpu.h and linux/bitops.h inclusions. Also, if I add the
> include, I get this
> build failure instead: include/linux/smp_types.h:88:33: error:
> requested alignment '20'
> is not a positive power of 2

Note that this particular one should be fixed in the WIP branch, which is 

   git:// sched/headers

> * arm64 has a couple of issues around asm/memory.h, linux/mm_types.h and 
> asm/page.h that can cause loops. I think my latest version has it figured 
> out, but there is probably room for optimization.

Yeah, this is like the 5th attempt at finding a robust solution. :-/

> * There is no general way to get the get_order() definition, other than 
> including asm/page.h from .c files. On arm64, this shows up in a couple 
> of files after the cleanup. Only xtensa and ia64 define their own version 
> of get_order(), and I think we should just remove those and move the 
> generic version to linux/getorder.h, where any file using it can pick it 
> up. For randconfig builds, I had to add asm/page.h to 
> net/xdp/xsk_queue.c, mm/memtest.c and 
> drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_nego.c, after I removed the indirect 
> include from arch/arm64/include/asm/mmu.h in the previous step.

Would including <linux/mm_page_address.h> be sufficient? That already has 
an <asm/page.h> inclusion and is vaguely related.

I tried to avoid as many low level headers as possible from the main types 
headers - and the get_order() functionality also brings in bitops 
definitions, which I'm still hoping to be able to reduce from its current 
~95% utilization in a distro kernel ...

We could add <linux/page_api.h> as well, as a standardized header. We 
already have page_types.h and et_order() is a page types API.



  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-01-13  8:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-08 16:26 [ANNOUNCE] "Fast Kernel Headers" Tree -v2 Ingo Molnar
2022-01-10 22:03 ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-01-11 16:23   ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-01-11 17:08     ` David Laight
2022-01-13  8:27     ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2022-01-13  9:20       ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-01-19 12:31         ` Ingo Molnar
2022-01-19 17:20           ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-01-22  9:18             ` Ingo Molnar
2022-01-13  8:57   ` Ingo Molnar
2022-01-13 10:16     ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-03-15 10:35 ` [TREE] "Fast Kernel Headers" Tree -v3 Ingo Molnar
2022-03-22  7:59   ` Kari Argillander
2022-03-22 15:37     ` Randy Dunlap
2022-03-22 16:22       ` Kari Argillander
2022-03-22 19:03         ` Kari Argillander
2023-11-04  9:07           ` Lucas Tanure

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