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SubjectRe: Recent changes to sysctl.h breaks glibc
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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.

On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 02:14:00PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.

I would rather have real exportable ABI headers, yes. We don't have
them and AFAIK sanitized copies are the current policy.

-- wli
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