On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 02:49:05PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Wei Liu writes ("Re: [PATCH v2] libs/gnttab: introduce 
> > AIUI BUILD_BUG_ON is a private thing to each library, hence the
> > duplication. But I'm fine with having a central header for that, too.
> > 
> > If we want to share that macro across all libraries, we can create a
> > tools/include/private.h.  But that would require a fair bit of work --
> > adjust xen build system, fix stubdom build, fix mini-os etc -- which I
> > think it would be best to leave to me.
> > 
> > In the meantime, we should unblock Paulina on this one so that her
> > project can move forward.
> Well, you asked for my opinion.  I don't feel strongly enough to block
> this patch.  I don't have any other objection to it.
> The problem with the "we should unblock" approach is that as each
> successive clone of this code is introduced, the task of fixing it up
> becomes harder, and the precedent for further clones becomes stronger.

I did try to fix all sort of things (this particular issue included) in
tools, stubdom and mini-os build system, but I didn't get to the point
to completely fix everything, unfortunately.

Previously attempt to fix leaking of BUILD_BUG_ON from mini-os resulted
in other breakage, then I ran out of my free cycles.

> (As far as the rules for committing are concerned, I think this patch
> can be committed with your ack but without mine.)

I can't ack it, because I wrote this patch. :-)


> Ian.

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