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Date:   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:21:14 -0600
From:   Shuah Khan <>
To:     David Hildenbrand <>
        Shuah Khan <>
Subject: Re: selftests/vm madv_populate.c test

On 10/15/21 9:47 AM, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 15.10.21 17:45, Shuah Khan wrote:
>> On 9/18/21 1:41 AM, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>>> On 18.09.21 00:45, Shuah Khan wrote:
>>>> Hi David,
>>>> I am running into the following warning when try to build this test:
>>>> madv_populate.c:334:2: warning: #warning "missing MADV_POPULATE_READ or MADV_POPULATE_WRITE definition" [-Wcpp]
>>>>      334 | #warning "missing MADV_POPULATE_READ or MADV_POPULATE_WRITE definition"
>>>>          |  ^~~~~~~
>>>> I see that the following handling is in place. However there is no
>>>> other information to explain why the check is necessary.
>>>> #if defined(MADV_POPULATE_READ) && defined(MADV_POPULATE_WRITE)
>>>> #else /* defined(MADV_POPULATE_READ) && defined(MADV_POPULATE_WRITE) */
>>>> #warning "missing MADV_POPULATE_READ or MADV_POPULATE_WRITE definition"
>>>> I do see these defined in:
>>>> include/uapi/asm-generic/mman-common.h:#define MADV_POPULATE_READ       22
>>>> include/uapi/asm-generic/mman-common.h:#define MADV_POPULATE_WRITE      23
>>>> Is this the case of missing include from madv_populate.c?
>>> Hi Shuan,
>>> note that we're including "#include <sys/mman.h>", which in my
>>> understanding maps to the version installed on your system instead
>>> of the one in our build
>>> So as soon as you have a proper kernel + the proper headers installed
>>> and try to build, it would pick up MADV_POPULATE_READ and
>>> MADV_POPULATE_WRITE from the updated headers. That makes sense: you
>>> annot run any MADV_POPULATE_READ/MADV_POPULATE_WRITE tests on a kernel
>>> that doesn't support it.
>>> See vm/userfaultfd.c where we do something similar.
>> Kselftest is for testing the kernel with kernel headers. That is the
>> reason why there is the dependency on header install.
>>> As soon as we have a proper environment, it seems to work just fine:
>>> Linux vm-0 5.15.0-0.rc1.20210915git3ca706c189db.13.fc36.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Sep 16 11:32:54 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>> [root@...0 linux]# cat /etc/redhat-release
>>> Fedora release 36 (Rawhide)
>> This is a distro release. We don't want to have dependency on headers
>> from the distro to run selftests. Hope this makes sense.
>> I still see this on my test system running Linux 5.15-rc5.
> Did you also install Linux headers? I assume no, correct?

I don't install it on my test system. Kselftest build does header install
in the source tree to compile tests with the headers so that the changes
to tests and new tests can be compiled with the kernel changes that might
include kernel header changes.

when I run "make kselftest-all TARGETS=vm", I see the following: (this
is on linux-next-20211012,

madv_populate.c:334:2: warning: #warning "missing MADV_POPULATE_READ or MADV_POPULATE_WRITE definition" [-Wcpp]
   334 | #warning "missing MADV_POPULATE_READ or MADV_POPULATE_WRITE definition"
       |  ^~~~~~~

-- Shuah

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