Re: [PATCH] arch/tile: Add driver to enable access to the user dynamic network.

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Jun 28 2010 - 15:35:11 EST

Cc'ing linux-arch on the question of how to use a list_head in

On Monday 28 June 2010 17:23:16 Chris Metcalf wrote:
> > We could break the dependency by turning prefetch_range into a macro
> > or an extern function. There is only one user, and it's in a staging
> > driver, so the impact would be minimal.
> >
> I don't think so. The problem is that users of <linux/list.h> expect to
> be able to #include that one header, then use things like
> list_for_each() (which uses prefetch, as defined in <asm/processor.h>),
> but without also being required to #include <asm/processor.h> themselves
> explicitly.


> I think the only "true" fix would be to have a new <linux/list_types.h>
> header that provides list_head (and presumably hlist_head and
> hlist_node), which <linux/list.h> would include, as would our
> <asm/processor.h>. This is certainly in line with recent
> header-separation changes (e.g. mm_types.h). Would there be interest in
> a change like this? I implemented it in my tree, and if it sounds
> plausible to you, I'll send out a git diff, but it looks pretty much
> exactly like this description :-)

Yes, I think that would be a reasonable change.

Another alternative might be to move the prefetch stuff from asm/processor.h
to asm/prefetch.h on all architectures, which also breaks the dependency loop,
unless I'm mistaken again.

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