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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 32-bit UID support for 2.3.30pre6 (important update)
    Chris Wing writes:
    > Hello. I have a new version of the 32-bit UID support patches for Linux
    > 2.3.30pre6. There are many changes in this version of the patch, which is
    > why it has taken me a while to get around to posting it.
    >
    > The big change: all of the namespace problems should (hopefully) be fixed
    > now. This means that if you install these modified kernel headers, you
    > will still be able to compile programs under libc5, and you will be able
    > to recompile your C library (libc or glibc) without any unexpected
    > behavior.
    >
    > It is tested and working on the i386 architecture.
    >
    > The patches are available at:
    >
    > http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/systems/Linux/code/misc/2.3/19991204/
    >
    >
    > Changes in this version:
    > - care has been taken to not change names where it would break
    > libc5 compiles, or rebuilds of the C library.
    >
    > The following names have been redefined or are new:
    >
    > uid_t, gid_t

    This will break compiling of libc5 programmes, because the definition
    of uid_t is grabbed from the kernel includes, which you've just
    changed.

    Regards,

    Richard....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca


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