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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/2] iommu/amd: Add basic debugfs infrastructure for AMD IOMMU
On 05/18/2018 11:49 AM, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 05/18/2018 08:20 AM, Gary R Hook wrote:
>> On 05/15/2018 08:46 AM, Joerg Roedel wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 03:00:50PM -0500, Gary R Hook wrote:
>>>> This was brought up a few weeks ago in, I believe, version 3 of this patch.
>>>> That question was discussed (because that's what I did the first time out),
>>>> and _someone_ _else_ asked about why I didn't just do it the way I've done
>>>> it here.
>>> You don't have this problem if you put the code in amd_iommu.c in an
>>> IOMMU_DEBUGFS ifdef.
>> Of course. My preference, however, is a separate file to avoid size creep. That's why I've done it this way.
>> To whit: there have been threads discussing the advisability/acceptability of using #ifdefs for debug code. My take-away was to avoid them. Perhaps I misunderstood.
>> So: I don't understand your comment. Is this an observation, or is it an imperative statement? I'd like for a maintainer to clearly indicate what is acceptable, and I'll do it.
> Hi,
> I looked back at Robin Murphy's comments on April 17:
> <quote>
> Well, you could do a makefile-level dependency i.e.:
> ifeq ($(CONFIG_IOMMU_DEBUG), y)
> obj-$(CONFIG_AMD_IOMMU) += amd_iommu_debugfs.o
> obj-$(CONFIG_BLAH_IOMMU) += blah_iommu_debugfs.o
> ...
> endif
> Or alternatively have an intermediate silent Kconfig option:
> def_bool y
> depends on AMD_IOMMU && IOMMU_DEBUG
> The makefile option is arguably ugly, but does at least scale better ;)
> </quote>
> I think the Kconfig option would have been the correct choice.

"Preferred", perhaps. Neither is incorrect. And really, the
Makefile/Kconfig choice is somewhat separate from the organization issue.

So I've made the changes for this. Now I'm waiting on Joerg to make a
decision on the code/file organization. I still prefer a separate file
for the debug fs code.

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