RE: [PATCH 1/9] tools: convert cgroup_sel.refcnt from atomic_t to refcount_t

From: Reshetova, Elena
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 - 09:29:33 EST

> Em Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 05:34:55PM +0200, Elena Reshetova escreveu:
> > refcount_t type and corresponding API should be
> > used instead of atomic_t when the variable is used as
> > a reference counter. This allows to avoid accidental
> > refcounter overflows that might lead to use-after-free
> > situations.
> > #define __CGROUP_H__
> >
> > -#include <linux/atomic.h>
> > +#include <linux/refcount.h>
> So this is the first one, I was expecting the copy from
> include/linux/refcount.h to be made to tools/include/linux/refcount.h,
> as was done for tools/include/linux/atomic.h and all the other stuff in
> tools/include/
> See:
> commit c4b6014e8bb0c8d47fe5c71ebc604f31091e5d3f
> Author: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon Jul 11 10:28:48 2016 -0300
> tools: Add copy of perf_event.h to tools/include/linux/
> --------------
> For one of the reasons we've been doing this.

Hm.. I have taken a look on it and I am confused.
refcount.h is not exactly standalone header and seems to bring in quite some many dependencies to other headers (linux/bug.h, linux/mutex.h etc.), which are not present in tools headers dirs.
I tried to compile perf tool as a start, copied the refcount.h to tools/include/linux/ and somewhere after it wanted me to bring the 10th header I stopped, because this cannot be right, or?

Best Regards,