lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2010]   [Apr]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: USBIP (staging) driver's dependency on drivers/usb/core internal headers
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 06:31:28PM +0200, Eric Lescouet wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> >On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:52:26AM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> >>On Fri, 23 Apr 2010, Greg KH wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 12:44:11PM +0200, Eric Lescouet wrote:
> >>>>Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>>The USBIP modules (and some others) have a direct dependency on the following headers:
> >>>>- drivers/usb/core/hdc.h (struct usb_hcd and various routines)
> >>>>- drivers/usb/core/hub.h (couple of constants)
> >>>>Because those headers are not part of include/, it makes it quite difficult
> >>>>to compile them as standalone modules (e.g.: against pre-compiled kernel).
> >>>Then don't do that :)
> >>>
> >>>>hdc.c and hub.c are relatively self-contained and could be moved to e.g.: include/linux/usb/.
> >>>>
> >>>>What do you think?
> >>>I think the code needs to be cleaned up and merged to the main part of
> >>>the kernel tree, then this wouldn't be an issue, right?
> >>I think moving hub.h into include/linux/usb would be a good
> >>thing. However, if this is done then the file contents should
> >>be rearranged slightly:
> >>
> >> Everything from the "Hub request types" comment through the
> >> various HUB_TTTT_* definitions (except the line declaring
> >> struct usb_device) should be extracted into a separate file.
> >> This new file could be called ch11.h (because it contains
> >> constants and structures from Chapter 11 of the USB 2.0 spec,
> >> just as ch9.h contains information from Chapter 9) or it
> >> could keep the name hub.h. It could even be exported as
> >> a userspace header file.
> >>
> >> The remainder (not very much) should be merged into hcd.h.
> >>
> >>Once that's done, moving hcd.h into include/linux/usb would be a
> >>reasonable thing to do as well. It is shared between usbcore
> >>and the HCDs, so it really does belong in a more public
> >>location.
> >
> >Ok, fair enough. Patches are always welcome :)
> >
> >thanks,
> >
> >greg k-h
>
> If I understand correctly, splitting hub.h into hub.h + ch11.h is
> independent of the move. At the end the 2 (or 3 files) would end up
> into include/linux/usb/.
> correct?
>
> I've tried to move hub.h and hcd.h and to compile the kernel, already.
> Changing the path of the #include directives in ~40 files did the trick.

40 files need to be changed? wow.

> Would you like 2 patches (move and then split) or only 1?

Move and then split is fine.

thanks,

greg k-h


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2010-04-23 18:41    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans