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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] kernel.h: Split out min()/max() et al helpers
On Wed, 2020-02-05 at 00:23 +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> On 04/02/2020 18.04, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > kernel.h is being used as a dump for all kinds of stuff for a long time.
> > Here is the attempt to start cleaning it up by splitting out min()/max()
> > et al helpers.
> >
> > At the same time convert users in header and lib folder to use new header.
> > Though for time being include new header back to kernel.h to avoid twisted
> > indirected includes for existing users.
> This is definitely long overdue, so thanks for taking this on. I think
> minmax.h is fine as a header on its own, but for the other one, I think
> you should go even further - and perhaps all these should go in a
> include/math/ dir (include/linux/ has ~1200 files), so we'd have
> math/minmax.h, math/round.h, math/ilog2.h, math/gcd.h etc., each
> containing just enough #includes to be self-contained (so if there's a
> declaration of something taking a u32, there's no way around having it
> include types.h (or wherever that's defined).

I think that's not at all desirable.

kernel.h as a monolithic include block is pretty useful.

Separating out the various bits into separate files is
OK, but kernel.h should #include them all.

One day a precompiled header of just kernel.h would be
useful to reduce overall compilation time. Converting
all the other source files that use a small part of the
existing kernel.h into multiple includes would not allow
precompiled headers to work efficiently.

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