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SubjectRe: [RFC] dma-buf: Implement test module
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 06:02:58PM -0800, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 03:42:12PM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 03:36:29PM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > This is a simple test module that can be used to allocate, export and
> > > delete DMA-BUF objects. It can be used to test DMA-BUF sharing in
> > > systems that lack a real second driver.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/base/Kconfig | 4 +
> > > drivers/base/Makefile | 1 +
> > > drivers/base/dma-buf-test.c | 308 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 3 files changed, 313 insertions(+)
> > > create mode 100644 drivers/base/dma-buf-test.c
> >
> > And attached is a small test program that I've been using to test this
> > new module. It can be built with:
> >
> > $ gcc -O2 -g -Wall -Werror -I/usr/include/libdrm -o dma-buf-test dma-buf-test.c -ldrm
> Please put this in the patch as well (scripts/tests/ ?)

Sorry for taking so long to get back on this. I've tried various ways to
make this work, but always ended up with something that didn't quite

What I attempted was to put the test program into the samples/dma-buf
subdirectory and use something along these lines:

diff --git a/samples/dma-buf/Makefile b/samples/dma-buf/Makefile
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..bcaa117474d7
--- /dev/null
+++ b/samples/dma-buf/Makefile
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+obj- := dummy.o
+HOSTCFLAGS_dma-buf-test.o += $(shell pkg-config --cflags libdrm)
+HOSTLOADLIBES_dma-buf-test += $(shell pkg-config --libs libdrm)
+hostprogs-y := dma-buf-test
+always := $(hostprogs-y)
There are two things that don't work too well with this. First this
causes the build to break if the build machine doesn't have the new
public header (include/uapi/linux/dma-buf.h) installed yet. So the only
way to make this work would be by building the kernel once with SAMPLES
disabled, install the headers and then build again with SAMPLES enabled.
Which really isn't very nice.

One other option that I've tried is to modify the include path so that
the test program would get the in-tree copy of the public header file,
but that didn't build properly either because the header files aren't
properly sanitized and therefore the compiler complains about it

One other disadvantage of carrying the sample program in the tree is
that there's only infrastructure to build programs natively on the build
machine. That's somewhat unfortunate because if you want to run the test
program on a different architecture you have to either compile the
kernel natively on that architecture (which isn't very practical on many
embedded devices) or cross-compile manually.

I think a much nicer solution would be to add infrastructure to cross-
compile these test programs, so that they end up being built for the
same architecture as the kernel image (i.e. using CROSS_COMPILE).

Adding Michal and the linux-kbuild mailing list, perhaps this has been
discussed before, or maybe somebody has a better idea on how to solve

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