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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/14] DRBD: userspace_interface
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On Sunday 12 April 2009 18:23:43 Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Philipp Reisner
>
> <philipp.reisner@linbit.com> wrote:
> > diff -uNrp linux-2.6.30-rc1/include/linux/drbd.h
> > linux-2.6.30-rc1-drbd/include/linux/drbd.h ---
> > linux-2.6.30-rc1/include/linux/drbd.h       1970-01-01 01:00:00.000000000
> > +0100 +++ linux-2.6.30-rc1-drbd/include/linux/drbd.h  2009-03-26
> > 15:53:46.520275000 +0100
>
> ...
>
> > +#include <linux/drbd_config.h>
>
> By including drbd_config.h in drbd.h all definitions in the former
> header file become visible in user space. Several definitions in
> drbd_config.h only make sense inside the kernel. Either the above
> #include directive should be removed or drbd_config.h should be
> cleaned up.

Without comments and boilerplate, drbd_config.h has 7 defines.
REL_VERSION and API_VERSION are used by the kernel code and drbdsetup,
the others are used only by the kernel.

Ack, I have removed it from drbd.h

>
> > +/* Altough the Linux source code makes a difference between
> > +   generic endiness and the bitfields' endianess, there is no
> > +   architecture as of Linux-2.6.24-rc4 where the bitfileds' endianess
> > +   does not match the generic endianess. */
>
> I assume this should have been four times "endianness", just like below ?

Right. Changed.

> > +/* KEEP the order, do not delete or insert!
> > + * Or change the API_VERSION, too. */
> > +enum ret_codes {
> > +       RetCodeBase = 100,
> > +       NoError,         /* 101 ... */
> > +       LAAlreadyInUse,
>
> How will backwards compatibility for return codes be ensured ? The
> comment before the enum probably has to be changed to "KEEP the order,
> do not delete or insert!" only ?
>

Comment adjusted. New error codes should be appended to enum. When a
old userspace programm sees an error code greater than AfterLastRetCode
it suggests the user that he should update the userspace tools.

> ...
>
> > +union drbd_state_t {
> > +/* According to gcc's docs is the ...
> > + * The order of allocation of bit-fields within a unit (C90 6.5.2.1, C99
> > 6.7.2.1). + * Determined by ABI.
> > + * pointed out by Maxim Uvarov q<muvarov@ru.mvista.com>
> > + * even though we transmit as "cpu_to_be32(state)",
> > + * the offsets of the bitfields still need to be swapped
> > + * on different endianess.
> > + */
>
> The above comment really looks strange. Is it still up to date ?
>

The comment might be strange, but the content is true.

> > +/* from drbd_strings.c */
> > +extern const char *conns_to_name(enum drbd_conns);
> > +extern const char *roles_to_name(enum drbd_role);
> > +extern const char *disks_to_name(enum drbd_disk_state);
> > +extern const char *set_st_err_name(enum set_st_err);
>
> Should declarations of kernel functions really be present in a user
> space interface header ?
>

Well, we actually compile and link the same source file (drbd_strings.c)
into the kernel code and into unser space (drbdsetup). It just has
functions to map those numbers to strings. -- Nothing fancy.

So yes, you are right, they are not part of the interface, they are
just used in both contexts. It just seemed ridiculous to me to have
even a dedicated header file defining those 4 external functions.

As usual, I have pushed the changes to git.drbd.org

-Phil
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