Re: [PATCH 2/3] selftests: add membarrier syscall test

From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Thu Sep 03 2015 - 05:34:06 EST

On Tue, 2015-09-01 at 11:32 -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Mathieu Desnoyers
> <mathieu.desnoyers@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Just to make sure I understand: should we expect that
> > everyone will issue "make headers_install" on their system
> > before doing a make kselftest ?
> >
> > I see that a few selftests (e.g. memfd) are adding the
> > source tree include paths to the compiler include paths,
> > which I guess is to ensure that the kselftest will
> > work even if the system headers are not up to date.
> It would be really nice if there were a clean way for selftests to
> include the kernel headers.

What's wrong with make headers_install?

Or do you mean when writing the tests? That we could fix by adding the
../../../../usr/include path to CFLAGS in And fixing all the tests that
overwrite CFLAGS to append to CFLAGS.

> Perhaps make should build the exportable headers somewhere as a dependency of
> kselftests.

Yeah the top-level kselftest target could do that I think.

Folks who don't want the headers installed can just run the selftests Makefile

Does this work for you?

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index c361593..c8841d3 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -1080,7 +1080,7 @@ headers_check: headers_install
# Kernel selftest

PHONY += kselftest
+kselftest: headers_install
$(Q)$(MAKE) -C tools/testing/selftests run_tests

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