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SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: e2fsprogs and +2Gb partitions
> Andi Kleen <> writes:
> > One thing I would wish for a _LINUX_SOURCE would be the definition of
> > the "linux standard" __u{64,32,16,8} / u{64,32,16,8} /
> > s{64,32,16,8} / __s{64,32,16,8} typedefs.
> Did you ever thought about namespace problems? These names are one of
> the reasons many programs contain #ifdef linux or exist in Linux
> variants.

Thats why _LINUX_SOURCE is clearly needed for such a case. The namespace
issues are not trivial.

> A very easy solution to this problem is to have in the application
> code a header which defines these types. Not including these types is
> again the only mean to make sure these incompatible types are not
> generally used.

Every application ?


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