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Re: [RFC PATCH] media: consolidation of -I flags



On 12:24 Tue 05 Oct     , matt mooney wrote:
> On 16:29 Tue 05 Oct     , Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 02:00:47PM -0700, matt mooney wrote:
> > > I have been doing cleanup of makefiles, namely replacing the older style
> > > compilation flag variables with the newer style. While doing this, I
> > > noticed that the majority of drivers in the media subsystem seem to rely
> > > on a few core header files:
> > > 
> > > 	-Idrivers/media/video
> > > 	-Idrivers/media/common/tuners
> > > 	-Idrivers/media/dvb/dvb-core
> > > 	-Idrivers/media/dvb/frontends
> > > 
> > > This patch removes them from the individual makefiles and puts them in
> > > the main makefile under media.
> > Using subdir-ccflags-y has one drawback you need to be aware of.
> > The variable is _not_ picked up if you build individual drivers like
> > this:
> > 
> > 
> >      make drivers/media/dvb/b2c2/
> > 
> > So with this patch applied it is no longer possible to do so.
> > It is better to accept the duplication rather than breaking
> > the build of individual drivers.
> 
> Ah, I was not aware of that, and I forgot to test for that case.
> 
> > > 
> > > If neither idea is considered beneficial, I will go ahead and replace
> > > the older variables with the newer ones as is.
> > 
> > This is the right approach.
> > 
> > You could consider to do a more general cleanup:
> > 1) replace EXTRA_CFLAGS with ccflags-y (the one you suggest)
> > 2) replace use of <module>-objs with <module>-y
> > 3) break continued lines into several assignments
> >    People very often uses '\' to break long lines, where a
> >    simple += would be much more readable.
> >    But this topic may be personal - I never uses "\" in my .c code unless in macros,
> >    and I have applied the same rule for Makefiles.
> >    An ugly example is drivers/media/Makefile
> > 4) In general use ":=" instead of "=".
> >    Add using "+=" as first assignment is OK - but it just looks plain wrong
> > 5) some files has a mixture of spaces/tabs (are red in my vim)
> >    dvb-core/Makefile is one such example
> > 6) remove useless stuff
> >    siano/Makefile has some strange assignments to EXTRA_CFLAGS
> > 7) Likely a few more items to look after...
> > 
> > This is more work - but then you finish a Makefile rather than doing a simple
> > conversion.
> 
> I agree with all your points above; however, I was unsure of whether a wholesale
> cleanup would be welcomed because I would then end up touching numerous lines
> (and in some cases, possibly all lines). I did notice, though, the need for
> quite a bit of cleanup like you have mentioned, and I have a few patches queued
> up that make a second pass on some files changing <module>-objs to
> <module>-y. You know better than I do, so if you feel I should cleanup the whole
> file in one patch, then that is what I will do although this will take some
> time.
> 
> Is the use of <module>-objs deprecated? Some people might wonder why I am
> changing that when they are not building a multisource object.

I just realized I stated that wrong. I meant when they are not using a
conditional inclusion of sources.

Thanks,
mfm
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