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SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: e2fsprogs and +2Gb partitions
>  The point is that there is _NO_ point in not just copying over the header
> files, and using the copies.

As a kernel-aware(*) application developer I would not want to have to ship
every possible version of every kernel header I wanted to use with something
when I've written my program to optionally take advantage of new kernel
functionality when it was available. Nor would i want to rely on the user
having the headers available if an environment has been created where there is
generally no need to do so. Even if they did, I'd have to guess where the
headers were.

* Consider applications which issue certain SCSI commands, for instance, cdda
readers... Writing for sg isn't portable, but SCSI_IOCTL_PASS_THRU, would you
believe, is.



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