Re: [PATCH v9 2/3] x86,/proc/pid/status: Add AVX-512 usage elapsed time

From: Li, Aubrey
Date: Tue Feb 12 2019 - 04:50:02 EST

On 2019/2/12 17:14, Li, Aubrey wrote:
> On 2019/2/12 16:22, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Feb 2019, Aubrey Li wrote:
>>> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h
>>> index d53c54b842da..60ee932070fe 100644
>>> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h
>>> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h
>>> @@ -996,5 +996,7 @@ enum l1tf_mitigations {
>>> };
>>> extern enum l1tf_mitigations l1tf_mitigation;
>>> +/* Add support for architecture specific output in /proc/pid/status */
>>> +extern void arch_proc_pid_status(struct seq_file *m, struct task_struct *task);
>> Sigh. This is absolutely the wrong place. The weak function is declared and
>> used in fs/proc/... So the prototype wants to be in a header which is
>> included from there independent of x86...
> Can the prototype be in the architecture header if they want to call the function?
> Like the following? arch_report_meminfo() is used in fs/proc/... as well.
> $ find . -name *.h | xargs grep arch_report_meminfo
> ./arch/s390/include/asm/pgtable.h:void arch_report_meminfo(struct seq_file *m);
> ./arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h:extern void arch_report_meminfo(struct seq_file *m);
> ./arch/parisc/include/asm/pgtable.h:extern void arch_report_meminfo(struct seq_file *m);

Actually both way exist in the current kernel,the reason I chose to put the prototype
into architecture header file is that I found some architectures rename the function
name by a micro definition while others use prototype. See below:

$ find . -name *.h | xargs grep arch_irq_stat
./arch/arm64/include/asm/hardirq.h:#define arch_irq_stat_cpu smp_irq_stat_cpu
./arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h:#define arch_irq_stat_cpu smp_irq_stat_cpu
./arch/x86/include/asm/hardirq.h:extern u64 arch_irq_stat_cpu(unsigned int cpu);

This looks more flexible than it in the common header file.

Anyway, putting the prototype into the common header file like include/linux/proc_fs.h
is also acceptable to me if you persist, please just let me know, :)