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SubjectRe: [PATCH V9 1/9] vhost: refine vhost and vringh kconfig
On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:01:17PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> Currently, CONFIG_VHOST depends on CONFIG_VIRTUALIZATION. But vhost is
> not necessarily for VM since it's a generic userspace and kernel
> communication protocol. Such dependency may prevent archs without
> virtualization support from using vhost.
>
> To solve this, a dedicated vhost menu is created under drivers so
> CONIFG_VHOST can be decoupled out of CONFIG_VIRTUALIZATION.
>
> While at it, also squash Kconfig.vringh into vhost Kconfig file. This
> avoids the trick of conditional inclusion from VOP or CAIF. Then it
> will be easier to introduce new vringh users and common dependency for
> both vringh and vhost.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>

Is this just so we can drop the dependency on CONFIG_VIRTUALIZATION?
If yes what happens if we drop this patch?
Given the impact it had I'd like to defer it till next release if
possible.


> ---
> arch/arm/kvm/Kconfig | 2 --
> arch/arm64/kvm/Kconfig | 2 --
> arch/mips/kvm/Kconfig | 2 --
> arch/powerpc/kvm/Kconfig | 2 --
> arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig | 4 ----
> arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig | 4 ----
> drivers/Kconfig | 2 ++
> drivers/misc/mic/Kconfig | 4 ----
> drivers/net/caif/Kconfig | 4 ----
> drivers/vhost/Kconfig | 23 ++++++++++++++---------
> drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh | 6 ------
> 11 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)
> delete mode 100644 drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/kvm/Kconfig
> index f591026347a5..be97393761bf 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/kvm/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/arm/kvm/Kconfig
> @@ -54,6 +54,4 @@ config KVM_ARM_HOST
> ---help---
> Provides host support for ARM processors.
>
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> -
> endif # VIRTUALIZATION
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/kvm/Kconfig
> index a475c68cbfec..449386d76441 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/Kconfig
> @@ -64,6 +64,4 @@ config KVM_ARM_PMU
> config KVM_INDIRECT_VECTORS
> def_bool KVM && (HARDEN_BRANCH_PREDICTOR || HARDEN_EL2_VECTORS)
>
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> -
> endif # VIRTUALIZATION
> diff --git a/arch/mips/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/mips/kvm/Kconfig
> index eac25aef21e0..b91d145aa2d5 100644
> --- a/arch/mips/kvm/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/mips/kvm/Kconfig
> @@ -72,6 +72,4 @@ config KVM_MIPS_DEBUG_COP0_COUNTERS
>
> If unsure, say N.
>
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> -
> endif # VIRTUALIZATION
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/powerpc/kvm/Kconfig
> index 711fca9bc6f0..12885eda324e 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kvm/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kvm/Kconfig
> @@ -204,6 +204,4 @@ config KVM_XIVE
> default y
> depends on KVM_XICS && PPC_XIVE_NATIVE && KVM_BOOK3S_HV_POSSIBLE
>
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> -
> endif # VIRTUALIZATION
> diff --git a/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
> index d3db3d7ed077..def3b60f1fe8 100644
> --- a/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
> @@ -55,8 +55,4 @@ config KVM_S390_UCONTROL
>
> If unsure, say N.
>
> -# OK, it's a little counter-intuitive to do this, but it puts it neatly under
> -# the virtualization menu.
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> -
> endif # VIRTUALIZATION
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig
> index 991019d5eee1..0dfe70e17af9 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig
> @@ -94,8 +94,4 @@ config KVM_MMU_AUDIT
> This option adds a R/W kVM module parameter 'mmu_audit', which allows
> auditing of KVM MMU events at runtime.
>
> -# OK, it's a little counter-intuitive to do this, but it puts it neatly under
> -# the virtualization menu.
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> -
> endif # VIRTUALIZATION
> diff --git a/drivers/Kconfig b/drivers/Kconfig
> index 8befa53f43be..7a6d8b2b68b4 100644
> --- a/drivers/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/Kconfig
> @@ -138,6 +138,8 @@ source "drivers/virt/Kconfig"
>
> source "drivers/virtio/Kconfig"
>
> +source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> +
> source "drivers/hv/Kconfig"
>
> source "drivers/xen/Kconfig"
> diff --git a/drivers/misc/mic/Kconfig b/drivers/misc/mic/Kconfig
> index b6841ba6d922..8f201d019f5a 100644
> --- a/drivers/misc/mic/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/misc/mic/Kconfig
> @@ -133,8 +133,4 @@ config VOP
> OS and tools for MIC to use with this driver are available from
> <http://software.intel.com/en-us/mic-developer>.
>
> -if VOP
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh"
> -endif
> -
> endmenu
> diff --git a/drivers/net/caif/Kconfig b/drivers/net/caif/Kconfig
> index e74e2bb61236..9db0570c5beb 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/caif/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/net/caif/Kconfig
> @@ -58,8 +58,4 @@ config CAIF_VIRTIO
> ---help---
> The CAIF driver for CAIF over Virtio.
>
> -if CAIF_VIRTIO
> -source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh"
> -endif
> -
> endif # CAIF_DRIVERS
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/Kconfig b/drivers/vhost/Kconfig
> index 3d03ccbd1adc..4aef10a54cd1 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/Kconfig
> @@ -1,8 +1,20 @@
> # SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
> +config VHOST_RING
> + tristate
> + help
> + This option is selected by any driver which needs to access
> + the host side of a virtio ring.
> +
> +menuconfig VHOST
> + tristate "Host kernel accelerator for virtio (VHOST)"
> + help
> + This option is selected by any driver which needs to access
> + the core of vhost.
> +if VHOST
> +

The description here is wrong, isn't it?
VHOST and VHOST_RING are no longer selected, right?


> config VHOST_NET
> tristate "Host kernel accelerator for virtio net"
> depends on NET && EVENTFD && (TUN || !TUN) && (TAP || !TAP)
> - select VHOST
> ---help---
> This kernel module can be loaded in host kernel to accelerate
> guest networking with virtio_net. Not to be confused with virtio_net
> @@ -14,7 +26,6 @@ config VHOST_NET
> config VHOST_SCSI
> tristate "VHOST_SCSI TCM fabric driver"
> depends on TARGET_CORE && EVENTFD
> - select VHOST
> default n
> ---help---
> Say M here to enable the vhost_scsi TCM fabric module
> @@ -24,7 +35,6 @@ config VHOST_VSOCK
> tristate "vhost virtio-vsock driver"
> depends on VSOCKETS && EVENTFD
> select VIRTIO_VSOCKETS_COMMON
> - select VHOST
> default n
> ---help---
> This kernel module can be loaded in the host kernel to provide AF_VSOCK
> @@ -34,12 +44,6 @@ config VHOST_VSOCK
> To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called
> vhost_vsock.
>
> -config VHOST
> - tristate
> - ---help---
> - This option is selected by any driver which needs to access
> - the core of vhost.
> -
> config VHOST_CROSS_ENDIAN_LEGACY
> bool "Cross-endian support for vhost"
> default n
> @@ -54,3 +58,4 @@ config VHOST_CROSS_ENDIAN_LEGACY
> adds some overhead, it is disabled by default.
>
> If unsure, say "N".
> +endif
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh b/drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh
> deleted file mode 100644
> index c1fe36a9b8d4..000000000000
> --- a/drivers/vhost/Kconfig.vringh
> +++ /dev/null
> @@ -1,6 +0,0 @@
> -# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
> -config VHOST_RING
> - tristate
> - ---help---
> - This option is selected by any driver which needs to access
> - the host side of a virtio ring.
> --
> 2.20.1

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