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From: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
To: Olivier MATZ <olivier.matz@6wind.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/7] Move EAL common functions
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:47:23 -0500
Message-ID: <20141229124723.GA27775@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <54A11509.5050904@6wind.com>

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 09:47:05AM +0100, Olivier MATZ wrote:
> Hi Ravi,
> 
> On 12/25/2014 04:33 PM, Ravi Kerur wrote:
> > Common functions in linuxapp and bsdapp are moved into
> > librte_eal/common directory.
> > New files added follow _common_ naming conventions.
> > Tested against ubuntu and FreeBSD.
> 
> Trying to factorize the common code goes in the good direction.
> 
> However I'm wondering if "common" is the proper place. Initially,
> the common directory was for code common to linuxapp and baremetal.
> Now that baremetal does not exist anymore, a lot of code is common
> to the 2 OSes that are supported (linux and FreeBSD).
> 
> What about moving this code in "common-posix" instead?
> It would let the door open for future ports (Windows? or any
> other real time OS? Or back in baremetal?).
> 
Posix doesn't make sense IMO, in that a large segment of the functions embodied
in the common directory have nothing to do with posix API's, and are simply just
useful functions that have not OS specific dependency (the entire
eal_common_memory.c file for example, to name just one).  

If you wanted to rename the directory, I would say generic-os would be more
appropriate.

Neil

> Regards,
> Olivier
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2014-12-29 12:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-25 15:33 Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/7] Fix rte_is_power_of_2 Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 17:21   ` Neil Horman
2014-12-25 18:54     ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/7] Move EAL common functions Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 17:30   ` Neil Horman
2014-12-25 19:23     ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-26 14:40       ` Neil Horman
2014-12-26 15:28         ` Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05  9:40           ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/7] " Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 17:41   ` Neil Horman
2014-12-25 19:13     ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-26 14:40       ` Neil Horman
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 4/7] " Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 17:44   ` Neil Horman
2014-12-25 19:17     ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-26 14:42       ` Neil Horman
2014-12-26 15:30         ` Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05 15:59   ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-01-05 16:21     ` Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05 18:56     ` Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05 20:38       ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-01-06 17:35         ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 5/7] " Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05 15:32   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 6/7] " Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05 15:49   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-12-25 15:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 7/7] " Ravi Kerur
2014-12-25 17:46   ` Neil Horman
2014-12-25 19:22     ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-26 14:44       ` Neil Horman
2014-12-26 15:28         ` Ravi Kerur
2014-12-29  8:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/7] " Olivier MATZ
2014-12-29 12:47   ` Neil Horman [this message]
2014-12-29 13:16     ` Olivier MATZ
2014-12-29 16:17       ` Neil Horman
2014-12-29 18:43       ` Ravi Kerur
2015-01-04 23:10         ` Ravi Kerur
2015-01-05 12:24           ` Bruce Richardson
2015-01-09  9:50             ` Olivier MATZ

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