[PATCH 02/13] IB/ehca: includes

Arnd Bergmann arnd.bergmann at de.ibm.com
Wed Aug 30 19:43:34 EST 2006

On Wednesday 30 August 2006 11:13, Hoang-Nam Nguyen wrote:
> Further comments/suggestions are appreciated!

There are a few places in the driver where you declare
external variables (mostly ehca_module and ehca_debug_level)
from C files instead of a header.  This sometimes leads
to bugs when a type changes and is therefore considered
bad style.

ehca_debug_level is already declared in a header so you
should not need any other declaration.

For ehca_module, the usage pattern is very uncommon.
Declaring the structure in a header helps a bit, but I
don't really see the need for this structure at all.

Each member of the struct seems to be used mostly in a
single file, so I would declare it statically in there.
E.g. in drivers/infiniband/hw/ehca/ehca_pd.c, you can do

static struct kmem_cache *ehca_pd_cache;

int ehca_init_pd_cache(void)
	ehca_pd_cache = kmem_cache_init("ehca_cache_pd",
		sizeof(struct ehca_pd), 0, SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN,

	if (!ehca_pd_cache)
		return -ENOMEM;
	return 0;

void ehca_cleanup_pd_cache(void)
	if (ehca_pd_cache)

Moreover, for some of your more heavily used caches, you may
want to look into using constructor/destructor calls to
speed up allocation.

	Arnd <><

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