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    SubjectRe: [rfc] headers_check cleanups break the whole world
    Kyle McMartin wrote:
    >
    > Yeah, sorry, I should have been clearer, libcap does stupid
    > #define _LINUX_TYPES_H_
    > typedef unsigned int __u32;
    > #include <linux/header.h>
    >
    > Which is just horribly broken when it's included early in a file and
    > then we try to #include <asm/sigcontext.h> (and doesn't get the rest
    > of those types since it now includes <linux/types.h> instead of
    > <asm/types.h>) (coreutils was doing this.)
    >
    > The real case is something like using the dvb headers, which legitimately
    > is trying to include both <sys/*.h> and then <linux/dvb/*.h> and expecting
    > it to work.
    >
    > The footnote in the prior mail was really just an example of why not
    > having just the plain __u32 et al types in their own header.
    >

    Because <linux/types.h> should work just fine once we get rid of the
    __KERNEL_STRICT_NAMES idiocy?

    FWIW, Arnd Bergmann has been working on exactly this cleanup.

    -hpa

    --
    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
    I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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