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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: move <linux/compiler_types.h> out of <linux/kconfig.h>
2018-03-28 12:10 GMT+09:00 Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 7:40 PM, Masahiro Yamada
> <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
>> Since commit 28128c61e08e ("kconfig.h: Include compiler types to avoid
>> missed struct attributes"), <linux/kconfig.h> pulls in kernel-space
>> headers to unrelated file.
>>
>> Commit 0f9da844d877 ("MIPS: boot: Define __ASSEMBLY__ for its.S build")
>> suppressed the build error by defining __ASSEMBLY__, but ITS (i.e. DTS)
>> is not assembly, and should not include <linux/compiler_types.h> in the
>> first place.
>>
>> Looking at arch/s390/tools/Makefile, host programs gen_facilities and
>> gen_opcode_table now pull in <linux/compiler_types.h> as well.
>>
>> The motivation for that commit was to define necessary attributes
>> before any struct is defined. Obviously, this happens only in C.
>>
>> It is enough to include <linux/compiler_types.h> only when compiling
>> C files, and only when compiling kernel space.
>>
>> Move the <linux/compiler_types.h> inclusion to c_flags.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
>> ---
>>
>> I will also send a correct fix-up for MIPS Makefile later.
>
> As long as the result is the same: it's impossible to define a
> structure without defined attributes, I'm fine with it. :)
>
> Question below...
>
>>
>>
>>
>> include/linux/kconfig.h | 3 ---
>> scripts/Makefile.lib | 1 +
>> 2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/kconfig.h b/include/linux/kconfig.h
>> index dcde947..cc8fa10 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/kconfig.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/kconfig.h
>> @@ -70,7 +70,4 @@
>> */
>> #define IS_ENABLED(option) __or(IS_BUILTIN(option), IS_MODULE(option))
>>
>> -/* Make sure we always have all types and struct attributes defined. */
>> -#include <linux/compiler_types.h>
>> -
>> #endif /* __LINUX_KCONFIG_H */
>> diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.lib b/scripts/Makefile.lib
>> index c114ce5..07d0740 100644
>> --- a/scripts/Makefile.lib
>> +++ b/scripts/Makefile.lib
>> @@ -152,6 +152,7 @@ __cpp_flags = $(call flags,_cpp_flags)
>> endif
>>
>> c_flags = -Wp,-MD,$(depfile) $(NOSTDINC_FLAGS) $(LINUXINCLUDE) \
>> + -include $(srctree)/include/linux/compiler_types.h \
>
> Why here instead of adding it to LINUXINCLUDE ?
>


LINUXINCLUDE contains '-include $(srctree)/include/linux/kconfig.h'

If you add compier_types.h there, nothing would change.


My intention is to include <linux/compiler_types.h> only for C.
Not assembly, linker scripts, or anything else.






--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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