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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-cxl@vger.kernel.org, Linux NVDIMM <nvdimm@lists.linux.dev>,
	Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@huawei.com>,
	Ben Widawsky <ben.widawsky@intel.com>,
	Vishal L Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>,
	"Schofield, Alison" <alison.schofield@intel.com>,
	"Weiny, Ira" <ira.weiny@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add uuid helpers
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 09:35:06 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210814073506.GA21463@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YRZGInO3vguWR4IA@smile.fi.intel.com>

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 01:14:58PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > Andy, does this incremental diff restore your reviewed-by? The awkward
> > piece of this for me is that it introduces a handful of unnecessary
> > memory copies. See some of the new nsl_get_uuid() additions and the
> > extra copy in nsl_uuid_equal()
> 
> It does, thanks! As for the deeper discussion I think you need to talk to
> Christoph. It was his idea to move uuid_t from UAPI to internal kernel type.
> And I think it made and still makes sense to be that way.
> 
> But if we have already users of uuid_t like you are doing here (without this
> patch) then it will be fine I guess. Not my area to advise or decide.

I'm missing a lot of context here.  But that whole uuid/guid thing is
a little complex:

 - for userspace APIs and on-disk formats a uuid is nothing but a blob
 - userspace historically has its own library to deal with this (libuuid),
   which defines a uuid_t itself.

So instead of trying to build abstractions that somehow word in diferent
software ecosystems I think just treating it as the blob that it is for
exchange makes life easіer for everyone.  It also really makes definitions
of on-disk structures more clear when using the raw bytes instead of a
semi-opaque typedef.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-14  7:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 61+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-09 22:27 [PATCH 00/23] cxl_test: Enable CXL Topology and UAPI regression tests Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:27 ` [PATCH 01/23] libnvdimm/labels: Introduce getters for namespace label fields Dan Williams
2021-08-10 20:48   ` Ben Widawsky
2021-08-10 21:58     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:44   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:27 ` [PATCH 02/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add isetcookie validation helper Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:44   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 03/23] libnvdimm/labels: Introduce label setter helpers Dan Williams
2021-08-11 17:27   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-11 17:42     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 04/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add a checksum calculation helper Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:44   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 05/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add blk isetcookie set / validation helpers Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:45   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 06/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add blk special cases for nlabel and position helpers Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:45   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 07/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add type-guid helpers Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:46   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 08/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add claim class helpers Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:46   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 09/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add address-abstraction uuid definitions Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:49   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-11 22:47     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 10/23] libnvdimm/labels: Add uuid helpers Dan Williams
2021-08-11  8:05   ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-08-11 16:59     ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-08-11 17:11       ` Dan Williams
2021-08-11 19:18         ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-08-11 19:26           ` Dan Williams
2021-08-12 22:34           ` Dan Williams
2021-08-13 10:14             ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-08-14  7:35               ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2021-08-11 18:13   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-12 21:17     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 11/23] libnvdimm/labels: Introduce CXL labels Dan Williams
2021-08-11 18:41   ` Jonathan Cameron
2021-08-11 23:01     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 12/23] cxl/pci: Make 'struct cxl_mem' device type generic Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:28 ` [PATCH 13/23] cxl/mbox: Introduce the mbox_send operation Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 14/23] cxl/mbox: Move mailbox and other non-PCI specific infrastructure to the core Dan Williams
2021-08-11  6:11   ` [PATCH v2 " Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 15/23] cxl/pci: Use module_pci_driver Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 16/23] cxl/mbox: Convert 'enabled_cmds' to DECLARE_BITMAP Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 17/23] cxl/mbox: Add exclusive kernel command support Dan Williams
2021-08-10 21:34   ` Ben Widawsky
2021-08-10 21:52     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-10 22:06       ` Ben Widawsky
2021-08-11  1:22         ` Dan Williams
2021-08-11  2:14           ` Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 18/23] cxl/pmem: Translate NVDIMM label commands to CXL label commands Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 19/23] cxl/pmem: Add support for multiple nvdimm-bridge objects Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 20/23] tools/testing/cxl: Introduce a mocked-up CXL port hierarchy Dan Williams
2021-08-10 21:57   ` Ben Widawsky
2021-08-10 22:40     ` Dan Williams
2021-08-11 15:18       ` Ben Widawsky
     [not found]       ` <xp0k4.l2r85dw1p7do@intel.com>
2021-08-11 21:03         ` Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 21/23] cxl/bus: Populate the target list at decoder create Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 22/23] cxl/mbox: Move command definitions to common location Dan Williams
2021-08-09 22:29 ` [PATCH 23/23] tools/testing/cxl: Introduce a mock memory device + driver Dan Williams
2021-08-10 22:10 ` [PATCH 00/23] cxl_test: Enable CXL Topology and UAPI regression tests Ben Widawsky
2021-08-10 22:58   ` Dan Williams

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