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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] kernel.h: Split out min()/max() et al helpers
On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 05:17:36PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> 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.

device.h has been recently split to a 4 files (by Linus [old] request).
Any comments on that?

> 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.

That's fine but should not make people think this is a good idea to include
only one header to their modules.

> One day a precompiled header of just kernel.h would be
> useful to reduce overall compilation time.

All years no change.

> 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.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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