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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:25:43 -0800
From: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>
To: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andy@...nel.org>, Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>, tanzirh@...gle.com, 
	Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, 
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Nick DeSaulniers <nnn@...gle.com>, 
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, llvm@...ts.linux.dev
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lib/string: shrink lib/string.i via IWYU

On Tue, Dec 5, 2023 at 2:10 PM Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org> wrote:
>
> I have an unpublished Linux Best Known Practices txt file with
> this "rule" and some other info that I have collected over a few
> years. I wouldn't say that it's up to date. Anyway, it's copied below
> FWIW.
> Generic drivers should not (do not) #include header files from
> <asm-generic>. Only arch code and arch-specific drivers do that.

Ok, that confirms my understanding.  We had picked up on that
convention, but had missed the one below.

>
> Don't use <asm/header.h> in generic driver code. Instead use
> some <linux/header.h> that then #includes <asm/header.h>.
> asm/ headers are implementation; linux/ headers are API.

Ah, yeah, that's what we missed.

---
You should publish you doc somewhere, it can be helpful to refer back
to them when you're on a different machine or to point someone else
to.

I keep notes like this myself for debugging LLVM:
https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/llvm-dev-conf-2020/issues/3 (and
recently gcc: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/llvm-dev-conf-2020/issues/4)
-- 
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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