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SubjectRe: [RFC] Add kernel<->userspace ABI stability documentation
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> Then I suggest you work with the ALSA developers to come up with such a
> "stable" api that never changes. They have been working at this for a
> number of years, if it was a "simple" problem, it would have been done
> already...
>
> Anyway, netlink is in the same category, with a backing userspace
> library tie :)
>
> And, I have nothing against shipping userspace libraries with the kernel
> like this, if people think that's the easiest way to do it. But even
> then, the raw interface is still "private" and you need to use the
> library to access it properly.

if it's this volatile, the lib should come with the kernel.


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