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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xenconsole: Ensure exclusive access to console using locks

On Friday, 24.07.2015 at 14:11, Ian Campbell wrote:
> I'm afraid this (delving into another components private headers) isn't
> allowed. Instead you should add the two lines to tools/console/Makefile
> to generate a local _paths.h:
> genpath-target = $(call buildmakevars2header,_paths.h)
> $(eval $(genpath-target))
> Plus a dependency on it in the xenconsole rule and a .gitignore entry.
> You might want to generate client/_paths.h instead to avoid needing to
> muck around with CFLAGS.

The above works, but causes genpath-target to be re-run each time "make" is
called in tools/console, i.e. no longer says "Nothing to be done for all".
I presume that's ok?

> I think you can use string concatenation here, e.g.
>     XEN_LOCK_DIR "/xenconsole.%d"
> Given the known limits on the size of domid it would probably be
> possible to figure out a tighter limit than PATH_MAX.

Ok, I can just make it the usual 255 ...


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