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SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: e2fsprogs and +2Gb partitions
On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Erik Andersen wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> > Copy the file _once_ to the library headers, and you never have to worry
> > again.

Sorry, I can't resist:

I tried to compile libc-5.4.45 with 2.1.94 headers and it fails exactly
because kernel header files are changing too fast. If the definitions were
duplicated by integrating them in the libc headers we would have fewer
problems compiling standard packages.

libc doesn't break binary compatibility, but changes in kernel headers make
it impossible to use recent libc patches.

THAT is sad, not some ugly headers from KERNEL related packages like
ext2progs.

/Patrick


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