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SubjectRe: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: SOF: use __u32 instead of uint32_t in uapi headers
On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 3:16 PM Pierre-Louis Bossart
<pierre-louis.bossart@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On 7/22/19 7:56 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:49:34 +0200,
> > Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 7/21/19 9:23 AM, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> >>> When CONFIG_UAPI_HEADER_TEST=y, exported headers are compile-tested to
> >>> make sure they can be included from user-space.
> >>>
> >>> Currently, header.h and fw.h are excluded from the test coverage.
> >>> To make them join the compile-test, we need to fix the build errors
> >>> attached below.
> >>>
> >>> For a case like this, we decided to use __u{8,16,32,64} variable types
> >>> in this discussion:
> >>>
> >>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/6/5/18
> >>
> >> these files are shared with the SOF project and used as is (with minor
> >> formatting) for the firmware compilation. I am not sure I understand
> >> the ask here, are you really asking SOF to use linux-specific type
> >> definitions?
> >
> > Actually this is linux-kernel UAPI header files, so yes, we should
> > follow the convention there as much as possible.
> >
> > So far we haven't been strict about these types. But now we have a
> > unit test for checking it, so it's a good opportunity to address the
> > issues.
>
> Maybe a bit of background. For SOF we split the includes in 4 directories
>
> https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/tree/master/src/include
>
> - sof: internal includes for firmware only
> - ipc: definitions of the structures for information exchanged over the
> IPC channel. This directory is used as is by the Linux kernel and
> mirrored in include/sound/sof
> - user: definitions needed for firmware tools, e.g. to generate the
> image or parse the trace. this directory is not used by the Linux kernel.
> - kernel: definitions for the firmware format, needed for the loader to
> parse the firmware files. This is not directly used by applications
> running on the target, it really defines the content passed to the
> kernel with request_firmware. This directory is mirrored in the Linux
> include/uapi/sound/sof directory.
>
> Our goal is to minimize the differences and allow deltas e.g. for
> license or comments. We could add a definition for __u32 when linux is
> not used, I am just not sure if these two files really fall in the UAPI
> category and if the checks make sense.

If you can build all the SOF user space without these headers being
installed to /usr/include/sound/sof/, you can move them from
include/uapi/sound/sof to include/sounds/sof and leave the types
unchanged.

Arnd

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