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[Xen-devel] [PATCH XEN v5 01/23] tools/Rules.mk: Properly handle libraries with recursive dependencies.

In tree libraries which link against other in tree libraries in a way
which is opaque to their callers need special handling, specifically
correct use of -Wl,-rpath-link for the recusively used libraries.

Currently this is rather simple, but up coming changes are going to
introduce transitive dependencies more than 1 step deep.

Introduce a SHDEPS idiom to contain all the recursive deps for a
library and include those in both LDLIBS (for linking) and SHLIB (for
recursive uses).

Try and document the whole thing.

Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
v5: Handled rebase over removal of stray L in rpath-link.
v4: Unmanged description of libbaz.
 tools/Rules.mk | 74 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 62 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/Rules.mk b/tools/Rules.mk
index ffa5fd3..37b0aaf 100644
--- a/tools/Rules.mk
+++ b/tools/Rules.mk
@@ -34,25 +34,72 @@ INSTALL_SHLIB = : install-shlib-unsupported-fail
 SYMLINK_SHLIB = : symlink-shlib-unsupported-fail
+# Compiling and linking against in tree libraries.
+# In order to compile and link against an in-tree library various
+# cpp/compiler/linker options are required.
+# For example consider a library "libfoo" which itself uses two other
+# libraries:
+#  libbar - whose use is entirely internal to libfoo and not exposed
+#           to users of libfoo at all.
+#  libbaz - whose use is entirely internal to libfoo but libfoo's
+#           public headers include one or more of libbaz's
+#           public headers. Users of libfoo are therefore transitively
+#           using libbaz's header but not linking against libbaz.
+# SHDEPS_libfoo: Flags for linking recursive dependencies of
+#                libfoo. Must contain SHLIB for every library which
+#                libfoo links against. So must contain both
+#                $(SHLIB_libbar) and $(SHLIB_libbaz).
+# SHLIB_libfoo: Flags for recursively linking against libfoo. Must
+#               contains SHDEPS_libfoo and:
+#                   -Wl,-rpath-link=<directory containing libfoo.so>
+# CFLAGS_libfoo: Flags for compiling against libfoo. Must add the
+#                directories containing libfoo's headers to the
+#                include path. Must recursively include
+#                $(CFLAGS_libbaz), to satisfy the transitive inclusion
+#                of the headers but not $(CFLAGS_libbar) since none of
+#                libbar's headers are required to build against
+#                libfoo.
+# LDLIBS_libfoo: Flags for linking against libfoo. Must contain
+#                $(SHDEPS_libfoo) and the path to libfoo.so
+# Consumers of libfoo should include $(CFLAGS_libfoo) and
+# $(LDLIBS_libfoo) in their appropriate directories. They should not
+# include any CFLAGS or LDLIBS relating to libbar or libbaz unless
+# they use those libraries directly (not via libfoo) too.
+# Consumers of libfoo should not directly use $(SHDEPS_libfoo) or
+# $(SHLIB_libfoo)
 CFLAGS_libxenctrl = -I$(XEN_LIBXC)/include $(CFLAGS_xeninclude)
+SHDEPS_libxenctrl =
 LDLIBS_libxenctrl = $(XEN_LIBXC)/libxenctrl$(libextension)
 SHLIB_libxenctrl  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBXC)
 CFLAGS_libxenguest = -I$(XEN_LIBXC)/include $(CFLAGS_xeninclude)
-LDLIBS_libxenguest = $(XEN_LIBXC)/libxenguest$(libextension)
-SHLIB_libxenguest  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBXC)
+SHDEPS_libxenguest =
+LDLIBS_libxenguest = $(SHDEPS_libxenguest) 
+SHLIB_libxenguest  = $(SHDEPS_libxenguest) -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBXC)
 CFLAGS_libxenstore = -I$(XEN_XENSTORE)/include $(CFLAGS_xeninclude)
-LDLIBS_libxenstore = $(XEN_XENSTORE)/libxenstore$(libextension)
-SHLIB_libxenstore  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_XENSTORE)
+SHDEPS_libxenstore =
+LDLIBS_libxenstore = $(SHDEPS_libxenguest) 
+SHLIB_libxenstore  = $(SHDEPS_libxenguest) -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_XENSTORE)
 CFLAGS_libxenstat  = -I$(XEN_LIBXENSTAT)
-LDLIBS_libxenstat  = $(SHLIB_libxenctrl) $(SHLIB_libxenstore) 
-SHLIB_libxenstat  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBXENSTAT)
+SHDEPS_libxenstat  = $(SHLIB_libxenctrl) $(SHLIB_libxenstore)
+LDLIBS_libxenstat  = $(SHDEPS_libxenstat) 
+SHLIB_libxenstat   = $(SHDEPS_libxenstat) -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBXENSTAT)
 CFLAGS_libxenvchan = -I$(XEN_LIBVCHAN)
-LDLIBS_libxenvchan = $(SHLIB_libxenctrl) $(SHLIB_libxenstore) 
-SHLIB_libxenvchan  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBVCHAN)
+SHDEPS_libxenvchan = $(SHLIB_libxenctrl) $(SHLIB_libxenstore)
+LDLIBS_libxenvchan = $(SHDEPS_libxenvchan) 
+SHLIB_libxenvchan  = $(SHDEPS_libxenvchan) -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_LIBVCHAN)
 ifeq ($(debug),y)
 # Disable optimizations and enable debugging information for macros
@@ -65,17 +112,20 @@ LIBXL_BLKTAP ?= $(CONFIG_BLKTAP2)
 ifeq ($(LIBXL_BLKTAP),y)
 CFLAGS_libblktapctl = -I$(XEN_BLKTAP2)/control -I$(XEN_BLKTAP2)/include 
-LDLIBS_libblktapctl = $(XEN_BLKTAP2)/control/libblktapctl$(libextension)
-SHLIB_libblktapctl  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_BLKTAP2)/control
+SHDEPS_libblktapctl =
+LDLIBS_libblktapctl = $(SHDEPS_libblktapctl) 
+SHLIB_libblktapctl  = $(SHDEPS_libblktapctl) 
 CFLAGS_libblktapctl =
+SHDEPS_libblktapctl =
 LDLIBS_libblktapctl =
 SHLIB_libblktapctl  =
 CFLAGS_libxenlight = -I$(XEN_XENLIGHT) $(CFLAGS_libxenctrl) 
-LDLIBS_libxenlight = $(XEN_XENLIGHT)/libxenlight$(libextension) 
$(SHLIB_libxenctrl) $(SHLIB_libxenstore) $(SHLIB_libblktapctl)
-SHLIB_libxenlight  = -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_XENLIGHT)
+SHDEPS_libxenlight = $(SHLIB_libxenctrl) $(SHLIB_libxenstore) 
+LDLIBS_libxenlight = $(SHDEPS_libxenlight) 
+SHLIB_libxenlight  = $(SHDEPS_libxenlight) -Wl,-rpath-link=$(XEN_XENLIGHT)

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