Re: [PATCH] include/linux/sysctl.h needs linux/compiler.h

From: Martin Schlemmer (
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 00:43:37 EST

On Sun, 2003-06-01 at 10:36, ismail (cartman) donmez wrote:
> On Sunday 01 June 2003 02:37, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> > Oh, I saw that discussion. I fully agree. If I can help the process of
> > creating a sanitized userspace set of kernel headers I'll be happy to.
> >

Well, Redhat do have "sanitized kernel headers", but according to the
whole thread about glibc being broken, it is not the preferred solution.

The solution is to have a set of API headers that userspace can use,
and that the kernel headers in turn include.

Problem now (as usual), is that even though I and a few others did
offer to help or organise help if one kernel hacker is willing to take
the lead, nobody responded, so I guess we will not see this any time

> > In the meantime, a small change to a kernel header, that provides _zero_
> > functional difference to the kernel itself (it's only there for source
> > code checkers, as best I can tell) shouldn't break existing userspace
> > libraries.
> Fully ACK.

Same here, as the "solution" will not be seen any time soon :/


Martin Schlemmer

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