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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/18] compiler.h: Split {READ,WRITE}_ONCE definitions out into rwonce.h
On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:16 PM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 09:11:32PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 7:37 PM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > In preparation for allowing architectures to define their own
> > > implementation of the READ_ONCE() macro, move the generic
> > > {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() definitions out of the unwieldy 'linux/compiler.h'
> > > file and into a new 'rwonce.h' header under 'asm-generic'.
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
> > > Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
> > > ---
> > > include/asm-generic/Kbuild | 1 +
> > > include/asm-generic/rwonce.h | 91 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > include/linux/compiler.h | 83 +-------------------------------
> >
> > Very nice, this has the added benefit of allowing us to stop including
> > asm/barrier.h once linux/compiler.h gets changed to not include
> > asm/rwonce.h.
>
> Yeah, with this series linux/compiler.h _does_ include asm/rwonce.h because
> otherwise there are many callers to fix up, but that could be addressed
> subsequently, I suppose.

Right, I didn't mean you should change that right away. I actually
have a work-in-progress patch series that removes a ton of
indirect header inclusions to improve build speed, and a script to
add the explicit includes into .c files where needed.

> > The asm/barrier.h header has a circular dependency, pulling in
> > linux/compiler.h itself.
>
> Hmm. Once smp_read_barrier_depends() disappears, I could actually remove
> the include of <asm/barrier.h> from asm-generic/rwonce.h. It would have to
> remain for arch/alpha/, however, since we need the barrier definitions to
> implement READ_ONCE(). I can probably also replace the include of
> <linux/compiler.h> in asm-generic/barrier.h with <asm/rwonce.h> too (so it's
> still circular, but at least a lot simpler).
>
> I'll have a play...

I think this would require the same kind of fixup for anything that depends on
asm/barrier.h being included implicitly at the moment.

Arnd

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