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    SubjectRe: [patch] fat/msdos/vfat crud removal
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    Followup to:  <m18z5owd9f.fsf@frodo.biederman.org>
    By author: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Dave Jones <davej@suse.de> writes:
    >
    > > On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 03:09:44AM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
    > >
    > > > There has been talk of removing __KERNEL__ usage from
    > > > some of the header files.
    > >
    > > Where? If anything we need to increase __KERNEL__ usage in headers.
    > > We export far too much crap which makes no sense to userspace.
    >
    > So we should just remove __KERNEL__ altogether. And say with 2.5.x
    > nothing is exported. Which pretty much has been the official policy
    > since user space started using glibc.
    >
    > #include <linux/*>
    > and
    > #include <asm/*>
    > are no longer supported.
    >

    In theory, perhaps. There is plenty that just really can't be done
    that way, especially stuff which deals with ioctls and their
    structures.

    It makes more sense to constrain what is exported to a minimum, but
    actually have it be usable.

    -hpa
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