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SubjectRe: [patch] Input cleanups for 2.5.29 [2/2]
On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 02:20:36PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 03:23:42PM +0200, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> > > -#include <asm/types.h>
> > > +#include <stdint.h>
> >
> > Why? I thought we were not including any glibc (or any other libc)
> > header files when building the kernel?
> Indeed. This is unacceptable.
> Especially as the standard types are total crap, and the u8 etc are a lot
> more readable. People should realize:
> - the "int" is superfluous. Of _course_ it's an integer. If it was a
> floating point number, it would be fp16/fp32/fp64/fp80/whatever.
> - the "_t" is there only for namespace collisions, sane people can chose
> to ignore it.
> What do you have left after you have removed the crap? Yup. u8, u16, etc.
> And if you want to share with user space, there's the long-accepted
> namespace collision avoidance of prepending two underscores.
> Fix it, Vojtech.
> Linus

I will, and will do so happily. I don't like the uint*_t types as well.
This change was pushed very heavily for by Brad Hards, based on a
conclusion of a rather lengthy discussion (I think on linux-usb) on
which types should be used.

Now the question remaining is how to fix that? You can just skip the
patch. I've tried a 'bk undo', but that complains about unmerged leaves
in that case (though really nothing depends on those changes). Or should
I just make another cset on top of all the previous?

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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