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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1/2] Create initial kernel ABI header infrastructure
    Hi!

    > I plan to add a lot of other definitions to this file
    > later on. For example different architectures have
    > different notions of what a __kernel_ino_t is (unsigned
    > int versus unsigned long). I may rename this file as
    > types.h, but from looking through the code I figure I'll
    > have enough general purpose declarations about "This
    > architecture has blah" that a separate stddef.h file
    > will be worth it.
    >
    > >(and... why do you prefix these with _KABI? that's a
    > >mistake imo. Don't bother with that. Really. Either
    > >these need exporting to userspace, but then either use
    > >__ as prefix or don't use a prefix. But KABI.. No.)
    >
    > According to the various standards all symbols beginning
    > with __ are reserved for "The Implementation", including
    > the compiler, the standard library, the kernel, etc. In
    > order to avoid clashing with any/all of those, I picked
    > the __KABI_ and __kabi_ prefixes for uniqueness. In
    > theory I could just use __, but there are problems with
    > that too. For example, note how the current compiler.h
    > files redefine __always_inline to mean something kinda
    > different. The GCC manual says we should be able to
    > write this:

    __KABI_ everywhere will just make your headers totally unreadable.
    Please don't do that.

    --
    Thanks, Sharp!
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