Re: PATCH io.h cleanup and userspace nudge

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 13:12:03 EST

Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > As we are now in 2.5.x series I figured it might be a good time to push
> > this out... The patch removes __KERNEL__ ifdefs from [only] io.h as a
> > nudge to userspace that they should not be including kernel headers.
> Why not..
> #ifndef __KERNEL__
> #error This file should not be included by userspace.
> #endif

I thought about it, but then the tree would be littered with that all
over the place. Programmers are smart enough to figure this out (I hope

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