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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] selftests: add membarrier syscall test
----- On Sep 3, 2015, at 5:33 AM, Michael Ellerman mpe@ellerman.id.au wrote:

> On Tue, 2015-09-01 at 11:32 -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Mathieu Desnoyers
>> <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> wrote:
>> > Just to make sure I understand: should we expect that
>> > everyone will issue "make headers_install" on their system
>> > before doing a make kselftest ?
>> >
>> > I see that a few selftests (e.g. memfd) are adding the
>> > source tree include paths to the compiler include paths,
>> > which I guess is to ensure that the kselftest will
>> > work even if the system headers are not up to date.
>>
>> It would be really nice if there were a clean way for selftests to
>> include the kernel headers.
>
> What's wrong with make headers_install?
>
> Or do you mean when writing the tests? That we could fix by adding the
> ../../../../usr/include path to CFLAGS in lib.mk. And fixing all the tests that
> overwrite CFLAGS to append to CFLAGS.
>
>> Perhaps make should build the exportable headers somewhere as a dependency of
>> kselftests.
>
> Yeah the top-level kselftest target could do that I think.
>
> Folks who don't want the headers installed can just run the selftests Makefile
> directly.
>
> Does this work for you?
>
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index c361593..c8841d3 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -1080,7 +1080,7 @@ headers_check: headers_install
> # Kernel selftest
>
> PHONY += kselftest
> -kselftest:
> +kselftest: headers_install
> $(Q)$(MAKE) -C tools/testing/selftests run_tests

My personal experience is that make headers_install
does not necessarily play well with the distribution
header file hierarchy, which requires some tweaks
to be done by the users (e.g. asm vs x86_64-linux-gnu).
Also, headers_install typically expects a INSTALL_HDR_PATH.
It would be interesting if we could install the kernel
headers into a specific location that is then re-used by
kselftest, so using it without too much manual configuration
does not require to overwrite the distribution header files
to run tests.

Thoughts ?

Thanks,

Mathieu

>
> # ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> cheers

--
Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com

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