Re: [PATCH v4 02/18] KVM: arm64: selftests: Add sysreg.h

From: Raghavendra Rao Ananta
Date: Mon Sep 13 2021 - 19:38:47 EST

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 1:30 AM Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2021 at 01:06:31PM -0700, Raghavendra Rao Ananta wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 10:18 AM Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/kvm/include/aarch64/sysreg.h
> > > Can we arrange to copy this at build time rather than having a duplicate
> > > copy we need to keep in sync? We have some stuff to do this for uapi
> > > headers already.
> > That's a great idea actually (I wasn't aware of it). But, probably
> > should've mentioned it earlier, I had a hard time compiling the header
> > as is so I modified it a little bit and made the definitions of
> > [write|read]_sysreg_s() similar to the ones in kvm-unit-tests.
> > I'll try my best to get the original format working and try to
> > implement your idea if it works.
> One option would be to do something like split out the bits that can be
> shared into a separate header which can be included from both places and
> then have the header with the unsharable bits include that. Something
> like sysreg.h and sysreg_defs.h for example.

Hi Mark,

Thanks again for your suggestion. As of v6 of the series, the original
header from the kernel seems to be working as is, so there's no need
to split it anymore.
However, I'll plan to incorporate your suggestion as a separate
series, if it's okay :)

I was looking into this though and could only find some utilities such
as tools/iio/, tools/spi/, and so on, which seem to create a symbolic
link to the header present in the kernel (rather than copying). Is
this what you were referring to?