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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: [PATCH] scsi.h uses "u8" which isn't defined.
On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 08:54:21PM +0200, Ihar 'Philips' Filipau wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >>hpa IIRC suggested to create a separate directory:
> >>include/abi
> >>and then all relevant parts of the kernel should publish their public
> >>interface in the abi directory. Would that be usefull?
> >
> >
> >I support include/abi, or some other directory that segregates
> >user<->kernel shared headers away from kernel-private headers.
> >
> >I don't see how that would be auto-generated, though. Only created
> >through lots of hard work :)
> >
>
> There is no need to be a prophet to predict linux/abi being 99%
> symlinks right into include/{asm,linux}.
>
> So it is can turn out to be the same ;-)
> It just adds job for mantainers.
> (To keep symlinks in correct order ;-)))))
>
> But generally idea is good: keep interface separately from
> implementation.

No, the idea is to physically separate the headers.

include/{linux,asm} is currently copied to userspace, hacked a bit,
and then shipped as the "glibc-kernheaders" package.

I would rather that the kernel developers directly maintained this
interface, by updating headers in include/abi, rather than ad-hoc by
distro people.

Jeff


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