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Date:   Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:21:31 -0800
From:   Sean Christopherson <>
To:     angquan yu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Resolve Macro Expansion Warning in nx_huge_pages_test.c

For the shortlog, specify the scope/domain/namespace of the patch.  For KVM
selftests, that's "KVM: selftests:".  And ideally, describe the impact of the
change in a more conversational way, as opposed to stating the literal effect of
the patch.  Stating that the patch fixes a warning is obviously accurate, but it
doesn't provide any insight as to the severity of the issue, i.e. what's actually
broken and being fixed.


  KVM: selftests: Actually print out magic token in NX hugepages skip message

On Tue, Nov 28, 2023, angquan yu wrote:
> From: angquan yu <>
> This commit fixes a compiler warning in the file
> x86_64/nx_huge_pages_test.c, which was caused by improper
> macro expansion of '__TEST_REQUIRE'.
> Warning addressed:
> - The warning was triggered by the expansion of the '__TEST_REQUIRE'
> macro, indicating a potential issue in how the macro was being
> used or expanded.
> Changes made:
> - Modified the usage of the '__TEST_REQUIRE' macro to ensure proper
> expansion. This involved explicitly passing the expected magic token
> (MAGIC_TOKEN) and a descriptive error message to the macro.
> - The fix enhances clarity in the macro usage and ensures that
> the compiler correctly interprets the intended logic, thereby
> resolving the warning.

Fixing warnings is nice, but warnings are a means to an end, i.e. they identify
things that *might* be actual problems.  The real issue is that the test will
spit out garbage instead of the magic number.

All that said, applied to kvm-x86 selftests, with a heavily rewritten shortlog
and changelog (I had the same fix locally, so more or less just grabbed what I
had already written).


[1/1] KVM: selftests: Actually print out magic token in NX hugepages skip message

> Signed-off-by: angquan yu <>
> ---
>  tools/testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/nx_huge_pages_test.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/nx_huge_pages_test.c b/tools/testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/nx_huge_pages_test.c
> index 18ac5c195..323ede6b6 100644
> --- a/tools/testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/nx_huge_pages_test.c
> +++ b/tools/testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/nx_huge_pages_test.c
> @@ -259,7 +259,8 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
>  		       "This test must be run with the magic token %d.\n"
>  		       "This is done by, which\n"
> -		       "also handles environment setup for the test.");
> +		       "also handles environment setup for the test.",
> +			   MAGIC_TOKEN);
>  	run_test(reclaim_period_ms, false, reboot_permissions);
>  	run_test(reclaim_period_ms, true, reboot_permissions);
> -- 
> 2.39.2

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