[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/8] eal: sys/queue.h implementation for windows

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Tue Mar 26 22:47:54 CET 2019

26/03/2019 22:14, Jeff Shaw:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 09:52:57PM +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > Even better would be to get it as a dependency outside of DPDK.
> > Where this code come from?
> > How other projects on Windows get it?
> It comes from FreeBSD 12.0, specifically
>   https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/blob/releng/12.0/sys/sys/queue.h
> It has been modified such that only the parts used by DPDK (i.e. TAILQ) are
> implemented. The other stuff has been deleted. Windows does not have sys/queue.h,
> so we reproduce it here.
> Would it better to have this as a dependency outside of DPDK? I think pulling a file
> from the internet and applying a patch (where we'd have to maintain a patch file
> inside of DPDK's repo anyway) would be overkill when we just need a few lines of
> code that will change very infrequently.

We already try to get the libbsd dependency on Linux.
Why not mandate libbsd for Windows?
It has this header file and a lot more:

Relying on libbsd may avoid copying other files for Windows port.

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