Fix for include/linux/fs.h in 2.4.0 kernels

From: Jocelyn Mayer (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 18:04:16 EST

I had some problems while compiling some applications
with the 2.4.0 kernel.
The problem was a conflict between string.h from the libc
and the one from the kernel, which is included in fs.h
So, using <string.h> and <linux/fs.h> at the same time
brings some conflicts.
It seems to me that <linux/string.h> should not be apparent
from user mode, so I did this patch:

--- fs.h-orig Fri Feb 2 23:55:35
+++ fs.h Fri Feb 2 21:26:05
@@ -20,7 +20,7
+/* #include <linux/string.h>
@@ -190,6 +190,7
 extern void update_atime (struct inode
 #define UPDATE_ATIME(inode) update_atime

Like this, the #include <linux/string.h> is "protected"
by a #ifdef __KERNEL__, so I don't have any conflict any more.

I recompiled my kernel without any problem since I did that patch.


Jocelyn Mayer.
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