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[v6,05/16] qapi: Emit implicit structs in generated C

Message ID 1458254921-17042-6-git-send-email-eblake@redhat.com
State New, archived
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Eric Blake March 17, 2016, 10:48 p.m. UTC
We already have several places that want to visit all the members
of an implicit object within a larger context (simple union variant,
event with anonymous data, command with anonymous arguments struct);
and will be adding another one soon (the ability to declare an
anonymous base for a flat union).  Having a C struct declared for
these implicit types, along with a visit_type_FOO_members() helper
function, will make for fewer special cases in our generator.

We do not, however, need qapi_free_FOO() or visit_type_FOO()
functions for implicit types, because they should not be used
directly outside of the generated code.  This is done by adding a
conditional in visit_object_type() for both qapi-types.py and
qapi-visit.py based on the object name.  The comparison of
"name.startswith('q_')" is a bit hacky (it's basically duplicating
what .is_implicit() already uses), but beats changing the signature
of the visit_object_type() callback to pass a new 'implicit' flag.
The hack should be temporary: we are considering adding a future
patch that consolidates the narrow visit_object_type(..., base,
local_members, variants) and visit_object_type_flat(...,
all_members, variants) [where different sets of information are
already broken out, and the QAPISchemaObjectType is no longer
available] into a broader visit_object_type(obj_type) [where the
visitor can query the needed fields from obj_type directly].

Also, now that we WANT to output C code for implicits, we no longer
need the visit_needed() filter, leaving 'q_empty' as the only object
still needing a special case.  Remember, 'q_empty' is the only
built-in generated object, which means that without a special case
it would be emitted in multiple files (the main qapi-types.h and in
qga-qapi-types.h) causing compilation failure due to redefinition.
But since it has no members, it's easier to just avoid an attempt to
visit that particular type; since gen_object() is called recursively,
we also prime the objects_seen set to cover any recursion into the
empty type.

The patch relies on the changed naming of implicit types in the
previous patch.  It is a bit unfortunate that the generated struct
names and visit_type_FOO_members() don't match normal naming
conventions, but it's not too bad, since they will only be used in
generated code.

The generated code grows substantially in size: the implicit
'-wrapper' types must be emitted in qapi-types.h before any union
can include an unboxed member of that type.  Arguably, the '-args'
types could be emitted in a private header for just qapi-visit.c
and qmp-marshal.c, rather than polluting qapi-types.h; but adding
complexity to the generator to split the output location according
to role doesn't seem worth the maintenance costs.

Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>

---
v6: tweak commit message, drop visit_needed() altogether
v5: rebase onto different naming scheme, document future improvements
v4: new patch
---
 scripts/qapi.py       |  2 --
 scripts/qapi-types.py | 19 +++++++++++--------
 scripts/qapi-visit.py | 23 +++++++++++------------
 3 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/scripts/qapi.py b/scripts/qapi.py
index f6701f5..96fb216 100644
--- a/scripts/qapi.py
+++ b/scripts/qapi.py
@@ -1000,7 +1000,6 @@  class QAPISchemaObjectType(QAPISchemaType):
         return self.name.startswith('q_')

     def c_name(self):
-        assert not self.is_implicit()
         return QAPISchemaType.c_name(self)

     def c_type(self):
@@ -1008,7 +1007,6 @@  class QAPISchemaObjectType(QAPISchemaType):
         return c_name(self.name) + pointer_suffix

     def c_unboxed_type(self):
-        assert not self.is_implicit()
         return c_name(self.name)

     def json_type(self):
diff --git a/scripts/qapi-types.py b/scripts/qapi-types.py
index f194bea..79416b2 100644
--- a/scripts/qapi-types.py
+++ b/scripts/qapi-types.py
@@ -61,8 +61,7 @@  def gen_object(name, base, members, variants):
     ret = ''
     if variants:
         for v in variants.variants:
-            if (isinstance(v.type, QAPISchemaObjectType) and
-                    not v.type.is_implicit()):
+            if isinstance(v.type, QAPISchemaObjectType):
                 ret += gen_object(v.type.name, v.type.base,
                                   v.type.local_members, v.type.variants)

@@ -180,6 +179,8 @@  class QAPISchemaGenTypeVisitor(QAPISchemaVisitor):
         self._btin = None

     def visit_begin(self, schema):
+        # gen_object() is recursive, ensure it doesn't visit the empty type
+        objects_seen.add(schema.the_empty_object_type.name)
         self.decl = ''
         self.defn = ''
         self._fwdecl = ''
@@ -196,11 +197,6 @@  class QAPISchemaGenTypeVisitor(QAPISchemaVisitor):
         self.decl = self._btin + self.decl
         self._btin = None

-    def visit_needed(self, entity):
-        # Visit everything except implicit objects
-        return not (entity.is_implicit() and
-                    isinstance(entity, QAPISchemaObjectType))
-
     def _gen_type_cleanup(self, name):
         self.decl += gen_type_cleanup_decl(name)
         self.defn += gen_type_cleanup(name)
@@ -229,11 +225,18 @@  class QAPISchemaGenTypeVisitor(QAPISchemaVisitor):
             self._gen_type_cleanup(name)

     def visit_object_type(self, name, info, base, members, variants):
+        # Nothing to do for the special empty builtin
+        if name == 'q_empty':
+            return
         self._fwdecl += gen_fwd_object_or_array(name)
         self.decl += gen_object(name, base, members, variants)
         if base:
             self.decl += gen_upcast(name, base)
-        self._gen_type_cleanup(name)
+        # TODO Worth changing the visitor signature, so we could
+        # directly use rather than repeat type.is_implicit()?
+        if not name.startswith('q_'):
+            # implicit types won't be directly allocated/freed
+            self._gen_type_cleanup(name)

     def visit_alternate_type(self, name, info, variants):
         self._fwdecl += gen_fwd_object_or_array(name)
diff --git a/scripts/qapi-visit.py b/scripts/qapi-visit.py
index a712e9a..4923b2e 100644
--- a/scripts/qapi-visit.py
+++ b/scripts/qapi-visit.py
@@ -215,13 +215,11 @@  out:


 def gen_visit_object(name, base, members, variants):
-    ret = gen_visit_object_members(name, base, members, variants)
-
     # FIXME: if *obj is NULL on entry, and visit_start_struct() assigns to
     # *obj, but then visit_type_FOO_members() fails, we should clean up *obj
     # rather than leaving it non-NULL. As currently written, the caller must
     # call qapi_free_FOO() to avoid a memory leak of the partial FOO.
-    ret += mcgen('''
+    return mcgen('''

 void visit_type_%(c_name)s(Visitor *v, const char *name, %(c_name)s **obj, Error **errp)
 {
@@ -245,8 +243,6 @@  out:
 ''',
                  c_name=c_name(name))

-    return ret
-

 class QAPISchemaGenVisitVisitor(QAPISchemaVisitor):
     def __init__(self):
@@ -268,11 +264,6 @@  class QAPISchemaGenVisitVisitor(QAPISchemaVisitor):
         self.decl = self._btin + self.decl
         self._btin = None

-    def visit_needed(self, entity):
-        # Visit everything except implicit objects
-        return not (entity.is_implicit() and
-                    isinstance(entity, QAPISchemaObjectType))
-
     def visit_enum_type(self, name, info, values, prefix):
         # Special case for our lone builtin enum type
         # TODO use something cleaner than existence of info
@@ -296,9 +287,17 @@  class QAPISchemaGenVisitVisitor(QAPISchemaVisitor):
             self.defn += defn

     def visit_object_type(self, name, info, base, members, variants):
+        # Nothing to do for the special empty builtin
+        if name == 'q_empty':
+            return
         self.decl += gen_visit_members_decl(name)
-        self.decl += gen_visit_decl(name)
-        self.defn += gen_visit_object(name, base, members, variants)
+        self.defn += gen_visit_object_members(name, base, members, variants)
+        # TODO Worth changing the visitor signature, so we could
+        # directly use rather than repeat type.is_implicit()?
+        if not name.startswith('q_'):
+            # only explicit types need an allocating visit
+            self.decl += gen_visit_decl(name)
+            self.defn += gen_visit_object(name, base, members, variants)

     def visit_alternate_type(self, name, info, variants):
         self.decl += gen_visit_decl(name)