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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4-test9 kernel header flaw
On 29 Sep 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <20000929014109.A15021@veritas.com>
> By author: Andries Brouwer <aeb@veritas.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 03:41:41PM -0700, Jack Howarth wrote:
> >
> > > I find that the compile of gnome-utils fails as follows...
> > >
> > > In file included from /usr/include/linux/string.h:21,
> > > from /usr/include/linux/fs.h:23,
> > > from badblocks.c:43:
> >
> > Yes, a well-known phenomenon.
> > Kernel headers are to compile the kernel.
> > They are not for inclusion in user programs.
> >
>
> It really doesn't work in practice. There are enough things that
> really need it.
>
> We really need #ifdef __KERNEL__ (or is that #ifdef _LINUX now?) in
> the appropriate places.

For specific driver ioctl interfaces and such, I agree...

But gnome-utils? I don't think userspace needs to be looking at our
fs.h, string.h, etc.

Jeff




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