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Date:   Sun, 8 Oct 2017 21:55:29 +0300
From:   Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
To:     Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, abbotti@....co.uk,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org, yishaih@...lanox.com,
        tariqt@...lanox.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/12] net/mlx4: replace <linux/radix-tree.h> with
 <linux/radix-tree-root.h>

On Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 02:29:15AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> 2017-10-09 2:00 GMT+09:00 David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>:
> > From: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>
> > Date: Mon,  9 Oct 2017 01:10:11 +0900
> >
> >> The headers
> >>  - include/linux/mlx4/device.h
> >>  - drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/mlx4.h
> >> require the definition of struct radix_tree_root, but do not need to
> >> know anything about other radix tree stuff.
> >>
> >> Include <linux/radix-tree-root.h> instead of <linux/radix-tree.h> to
> >> reduce the header dependency.
> >>
> >> While we are here, let's add missing <linux/radix-tree.h> where
> >> radix tree accessors are used.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>
> >
> > Honestly this makes things more complicated.
>
>
> The idea is simple; include necessary headers explicitly.
>
> Putting everything into one common header
> means most of C files are forced to parse unnecessary headers.

It is neglected, only first caller will actually parse that header file,
other callers will check the #ifndef pragma without need to reparse the
whole file.

>
>
>
> > The driver was trying to consolidate all of the header needs
> > by including them all in one place, the main driver header.
> >
> > Now you're including headers in several different files.
> >
> > I really don't like the results of this change and would
> > ask you to reconsider.
> >
> > Just add both radix-tree-root.h _and_ radix-tree.h to mlx4.h
> > and leave the rest of the driver alone.
>
>
> If you do not like this, you can just throw it away.
>
> <linux/radix-tree.h> includes <linux/radix-tree-root.h>.
> You do not need to include both.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Best Regards
> Masahiro Yamada
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