Re: references to non-existent header files under include/linux
From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Sat Jun 13 2009 - 18:08:22 EST
On Saturday 13 June 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2009, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 09:35:42AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >
> > > again, since this output is fairly short, this is a list of
> > > references throughout the source tree of the form:
> > >
> > > #include <linux/whatever>
> > >
> > > where there does not appear to be any such header file. might be some
> > > false positives but i'm not going to agonize over it.
> > >
> > >
> > > === Missing: include/linux/bounds.h ===
> > > include/linux/mmzone.h:18:#include <linux/bounds.h>
> > > include/linux/page-flags.h:11:#include <linux/bounds.h>
> > bounds.h is generated.
> > > === Missing: include/linux/compile.h ===
> > > arch/x86/boot/version.c:17:#include <linux/compile.h>
> > > init/version.c:9:#include <linux/compile.h>
> > compile.h is generated.
> which i would have recognized if i hadn't been reduced to drinking
> decaf this morning. *sigh*.
> > The rest looks like real bugs.
> > Please submit patches to fix them up.
> these days, i'm more partial to just doing the scan and, when the
> official time comes, passing off the results to the various subsystem
> maintainers, only because sometimes it's not immediately obvious what
> the correct fix is.
> maybe it's a typo, maybe it's a partial feature commit where the
> code should include the header file but the header file is yet to be
> added, maybe it's part of code that is no longer even being compiled
> due to changes in #ifdef's or Kconfig files, maybe it's for a
> non-intel arch that i'm not set up to test, maybe ... anyway, you get
> the idea. and, in some cases, when the subsystem maintainer takes a
> look at it, it might be that that single incorrect line represents a
> much larger issue that only that maintainer should deal with.
> in short, i'll just be lazy and whine, and let others do the actual
> fixing. :-)
Well, I'm afraid that's not going to work out very well.
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