Re: [PATCH] srcu: Isolate srcu sections using CONFIG_SRCU

From: Pranith Kumar
Date: Mon Dec 29 2014 - 23:32:55 EST

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 5:03 AM, Martin Schwidefsky
<schwidefsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:17:43 -0500
> Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> @@ -65,10 +65,13 @@
>> #include <asm/kexec.h>
>> #include <asm/mmu_context.h>
>> #include <asm/code-patching.h>
>> -#include <asm/kvm_ppc.h>
>> #include <asm/hugetlb.h>
>> #include <asm/epapr_hcalls.h>
>> +#include <asm/kvm_ppc.h>
>> +#endif
>> +
>> #ifdef DEBUG
>> #define DBG(fmt...) udbg_printf(fmt)
>> #else
> I always cringe when I see an include protected by an #ifdef.
> Is this really necessary? All that is done in asm-offsets.c is
> to calculate offsets, the code where the two offsets in question
> are used (entry64.S) does have the #ifdef for CONFIG_KVM.

I agree that this is not the ideal way to do this. But, it has been
the way things were already being done. If you see
arch/powerpc/kernel/asm-offsets.c, there are quite some includes which
are within ifdefs.

I've considered other alternatives (though not in-depth) and found
that they will require quite some refactoring. One simple idea is to
move this #ifdef to within kvm_ppc.h. That should make the inclusion
of this file a no-op in all the places where this is being included
without KVM being enabled. But I am not 100% sure of that approach.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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