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SubjectRe: Header files and interfaces

> There's some shortcuts you maybe can take when compiling natively, with
> appropriate kernel sources around, but these are shortcuts not portable
> solutions.
> The proper solution is probably a helper program, supplied with
> glibc, which reads the appropriate kernel includes and generates
> the corresponding glibc includes. Also, there should be a "linux
> kernel version" supplied with these glibc includes which you can test
> numerically with #if.

As the time passes, the kernel evolves and new ioctls appear. But it's still
a good idea to compile programs for older kernels (e.g., for stable ones)
without having to override which ioctls/sockopts/whatever are supported
by the target system. So it would be better to separate the kernel includes
from glibc includes and release them as a separate package and just choose
the right one when compiling stuff.

Have a nice fortnight
Martin `MJ' Mares <>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

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