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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH RFC] scripts/update-linux-headers.sh: pull virti

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH RFC] scripts/update-linux-headers.sh: pull virtio hdrs
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 02:03:02 +0000

On 11 February 2015 at 01:36, Chen, Tiejun <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2015/2/10 3:56, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>> It doesn't make sense to copy values manually:
>> the only issue with getting headers from linux
>> seems to be dealing with linux/types, we
>> can easily fix that automatically while importing.
>> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
>> ---
>> FYI this is what I propose instead of the recently
>> suggested
>>      virtio: uniform virtio device IDs
>> we can then rework existing code to include these headers.
>> Will automatically bring in goodies as they arrive in linux.
>> This doesn't yet import virtio ccw header,
>> that won't be hard to add later.
>>   scripts/update-linux-headers.sh | 10 ++++++++++
>>   1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/scripts/update-linux-headers.sh
>> b/scripts/update-linux-headers.sh
>> index c8e026d..0bd8437 100755
>> --- a/scripts/update-linux-headers.sh
>> +++ b/scripts/update-linux-headers.sh
>> @@ -76,4 +76,14 @@ else
>>       cp "$linux/COPYING" "$output/linux-headers"
>>   fi
>> +rm -rf "$output/standard-headers/linux"
>> +mkdir -p "$output/standard-headers/linux"
> Shouldn't we add something in configure file to execute this automatically?

No. We want to run this script only when we're updating the
header files, which only happens when we have a valid
kernel source tree available and you're a developer doing
it as a specific action. configure is run by everybody and
should definitely not be doing header updates.

> Or instead of creating 'standard-headers/, why can't we go that existing
> linux-headers/?

The linux-headers/ directory contains header files which can only
validly be included if the host we're compiling on is Linux. Some
of them will cause compile failures on OSX or Windows if they
are in the include path. The idea of this patch is that the
standard-headers/ directory has "sanitized" header files which
have had the linux-specific types and includes stripped out.
So if we take the route this patch proposes we do need two

-- PMM

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