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SubjectRe: Recent changes to sysctl.h breaks glibc
Followup to:  <>
By author: William Lee Irwin III <>
In newsgroup:
> IIRC you're supposed to use some sort of sanitized copy, not the things
> directly. IMHO the current state of affairs sucks as there is no
> standard set of ABI headers, but grabbing them right out of the kernel
> is definitely not the way to go.

This "cure" sucks worse than the disease. Now you're putting it onto
everyone who maintains userspace to do the same repetitive task of
"sanitizing" this. Especially for things this trivial, this is a
ridiculous concept.

For 2.7, getting real exportable ABI headers is so bloody necessary
it's not even funny. However, for 2.5, breaking things randomly is
not the way to go.

<> at work, <> in private!
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