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SubjectRe: toplevel Makefile bug and simple fix
Ted wrote:

> > Note, though, that it is **very** important that /usr/include/linux and
> > /usr/include/asm correspond to the default kernel that you are booting.

Fortunately, no. Otherwise one would have to recompile all programs
before booting a new kernel.

Alan wrote:

> I'm not convinced /usr/include/linux is sufficient. Perhaps we need
> a more explicit naming ?


You are too brief - sufficient for what?

I have contemplated the following change:
Everywhere in the kernel, replace

#include <linux/foo.h>
by
#include <kernel/foo.h>

and rename linux/include/linux to linux/include/kernel.
Now create a new directory linux/include/linux, look for the
public interfaces that the outside world should see, and
create files <linux/bar.h> containing these public interfaces,
probably included by <kernel/foo.h>.

Of course this is mainly psychology, but it might help:
Changes to <linux/bar.h> (perhaps other than additions)
are serious things, while changes to <kernel/foo.h> are
routine kernel development.

Andries

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