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Date:   Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:36:37 +0800
From:   "Li, Aubrey" <aubrey.li@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
        Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...ux.intel.com>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, aubrey.li@...el.com,
        Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v14 1/3] /proc/pid/status: Add support for architecture
 specific output

On 2019/4/10 10:25, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM Li, Aubrey <aubrey.li@...ux.intel.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 2019/4/10 9:58, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 6:55 PM Aubrey Li <aubrey.li@...ux.intel.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> The architecture specific information of the running processes could
>>>> be useful to the userland. Add support to examine process architecture
>>>> specific information externally.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Aubrey Li <aubrey.li@...ux.intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
>>>> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@...ux.intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>
>>>> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...ux.intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>
>>>> Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>
>>>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
>>>> ---
>>>>  fs/proc/array.c         | 5 +++++
>>>>  include/linux/proc_fs.h | 2 ++
>>>>  2 files changed, 7 insertions(+)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/fs/proc/array.c b/fs/proc/array.c
>>>> index 2edbb657f859..331592a61718 100644
>>>> --- a/fs/proc/array.c
>>>> +++ b/fs/proc/array.c
>>>> @@ -401,6 +401,10 @@ static inline void task_thp_status(struct seq_file *m, struct mm_struct *mm)
>>>>         seq_printf(m, "THP_enabled:\t%d\n", thp_enabled);
>>>>  }
>>>>
>>>> +void __weak arch_proc_pid_status(struct seq_file *m, struct task_struct *task)
>>>> +{
>>>> +}
>>>
>>> This pointlessly bloats other architectures.  Do this instead in an
>>> appropriate header:
>>>
>>> #ifndef arch_proc_pid_status
>>> static inline void arch_proc_pid_status(...)
>>> {
>>> }
>>> #endif
>>>
>>
>> I saw a bunch of similar weak functions, is it not acceptable?
>>
>> fs/proc$ grep weak *.c
>> cpuinfo.c:__weak void arch_freq_prepare_all(void)
>> meminfo.c:void __attribute__((weak)) arch_report_meminfo(struct seq_file *m)
>> vmcore.c:int __weak elfcorehdr_alloc(unsigned long long *addr, unsigned long long *size)
>> vmcore.c:void __weak elfcorehdr_free(unsigned long long addr)
>> vmcore.c:ssize_t __weak elfcorehdr_read(char *buf, size_t count, u64 *ppos)
>> vmcore.c:ssize_t __weak elfcorehdr_read_notes(char *buf, size_t count, u64 *ppos)
>> vmcore.c:int __weak remap_oldmem_pfn_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>> vmcore.c:ssize_t __weak
> 
> I think they're acceptable, but I don't personally like them.
> 

okay, let me try to see if I can refine it in an appropriate way.

>>
>>> Or add /proc/PID/x86_status, which sounds better in most respects to me.
>>>
>>
>> I didn't figure out how to make /proc/PID/x86_status invisible to other
>> architectures in an appropriate way, do you have any suggestions?
> 
> #ifdef CONFIG_X86?
> 

I'm not sure if everyone like adding an arch #ifdef in a common file,
please allow me to wait a while to see if there are other comments.

Thanks,
-Aubrey

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