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Date:	Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:55:52 -0700
From:	David Cohen <david.a.cohen@...ux.intel.com>
To:	Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>
Cc:	sathyanarayanan kuppuswamy 
	<sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@...ux.intel.com>,
	Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@...driver.com>,
	Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
	John Stultz <john.stultz@...aro.org>,
	Eric Paris <eparis@...hat.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 02/10] x86, intel-mid: Remove "weak" from function
 declarations

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:15:17AM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM, David Cohen
> <david.a.cohen@...ux.intel.com> wrote:
> > Hi Bjorn and Sathya,
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 05:42:11PM -0700, sathyanarayanan kuppuswamy wrote:
> >> Hi Bjorn,
> >>
> >> On 10/15/2014 04:26 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> >> >[+cc David, Kuppuswamy, x86; sorry, I botched my "stg mail" so you
> >> >weren't included the first time]
> >> >
> >> >On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com> wrote:
> >> >>For the following interfaces:
> >> >>
> >> >>   get_penwell_ops()
> >> >>   get_cloverview_ops()
> >> >>   get_tangier_ops()
> >> >>
> >> >>there is only one implementation, so they do not need to be marked "weak".
> >> >>
> >> >>Remove the "weak" attribute from their declarations.
> >> >>
> >> >>Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>
> >> >>CC: David Cohen <david.a.cohen@...ux.intel.com>
> >> >>CC: Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan <sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@...ux.intel.com>
> >> >>CC: x86@...nel.org
> >> >>---
> >> >>  arch/x86/platform/intel-mid/intel_mid_weak_decls.h |    7 +++----
> >> >>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >> >>
> >> >>diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/intel-mid/intel_mid_weak_decls.h b/arch/x86/platform/intel-mid/intel_mid_weak_decls.h
> >> >>index 46aa25c8ce06..3c1c3866d82b 100644
> >> >>--- a/arch/x86/platform/intel-mid/intel_mid_weak_decls.h
> >> Please remove this file and move the contents to asm/intel-mid.h.
> 
> I don't know or care enough about intel-mid to do this myself.  Right
> now, I'm just trying to remove unnecessary and incorrect usage of
> "weak" in header files.
> 
> > I partially agree :)
> >
> > Historically, this file was created because we could not build all intel
> > mid variants at once. So we have to select only one during compilation
> > time, which was fixed already.
> >
> > But we don't need to expose those functions outside intel-mid's
> > directory, which means asm/intel-mid.h isn't the best option IMHO.
> >
> > If you want, I can send a small re-work instead: we get rid of this
> > header file completely and simplify a bit what is exposed by
> > asm/intel-mid.h. Or you can keep this patch and then I send the re-work
> > on top of it. Anyway I'm fine.
> 
> It's fine with me if you want to rework this to remove the header
> completely.  When I pointed this out in January [1], you mentioned
> plans for that.  But I think we should merge this patch in the interim
> to remove the use of "weak" in a header file.  If we leave bad
> examples in the tree, they just proliferate.
> 
> [1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20140128013013.GA31626@psi-dev26.jf.intel.com

Yeah, a lot late :(
Please, go ahead with this patch and I send something on top of it.

BR, David

> 
> 
> >> >>+++ b/arch/x86/platform/intel-mid/intel_mid_weak_decls.h
> >> >>@@ -10,10 +10,9 @@
> >> >>   */
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>-/* __attribute__((weak)) makes these declarations overridable */
> >> >>  /* For every CPU addition a new get_<cpuname>_ops interface needs
> >> >>   * to be added.
> >> >>   */
> >> >>-extern void *get_penwell_ops(void) __attribute__((weak));
> >> >>-extern void *get_cloverview_ops(void) __attribute__((weak));
> >> >>-extern void *get_tangier_ops(void) __attribute__((weak));
> >> >>+extern void *get_penwell_ops(void);
> >> >>+extern void *get_cloverview_ops(void);
> >> >>+extern void *get_tangier_ops(void);
> >> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Sathyanarayanan Kuppuswamy
> >> Android kernel developer
> >>
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