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    SubjectRe: include file conflict
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: (Guest section DW)
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    > Anyone who includes <linux/foo.h> will be punished for that.
    > Unfortunately, glibc itself also includes some Linux header files.
    > Fortunately, the amount of Linux headers involved in glibc includes
    > diminishes quickly.
    > For you, there are several options. An easy one is to have /usr/include/linux
    > point at a kernel tree that has nothing to do with 2.1.125, but is one that
    > works with glibc. After all, glibc cannot know what strange things kernel
    > developers will think of, and kernel developers do not want to know all
    > about glibc's needs. Take an old and trusted tree, a 2.0.* one that existed
    > at the time this glibc was released, and there are good chances that it
    > will work fine (unless of course you are compiling programs that need to
    > use the latest features, and some handwork is required).

    I think there are legitimate uses for the <linux/*.h> style headers,
    even within glibc. For example <linux/auto_fs.h> contains the
    communications protocol which the kernel uses to talk to the autofs

    However, kernel headers should use #ifdef __KERNEL__ for most things
    and only export things that are truly needed in user space.

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