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SubjectRe: kernel header separation
On Tue Sep 02, 2003 at 08:16:14PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>
> In a continuing series of "Things we should have done 5 years ago,
> do they really need to be done before the release of 2.6.0", here's a
> prototype of splitting the kernel headers into stuff we want userspace
> to see and stuff we don't.
>
> The basic principle is to put user headers in usr/include/linux and
> usr/include/asm-$(ARCH). Kernel headers may then include them as
> <user/foo.h> and <user-asm/foo.h>
>
> This patch implents the 4 lines of Makefile magic necessary and converts
> cdrom.h to use this split. Note that we can convert headers as slowly as
> we care to with this scheme.

Wohoo!! Great stuff. I hope this effort continues....
> RCS file: usr/include/linux/cdrom.h
> diff -N usr/include/linux/cdrom.h
> --- /dev/null 1 Jan 1970 00:00:00 -0000
> +++ usr/include/linux/cdrom.h 2 Sep 2003 19:07:48 -0000
> @@ -0,0 +1,719 @@
> +/*
> + * -- <linux/cdrom.h>
> + * General header file for linux CD-ROM drivers
> + * Copyright (C) 1992 David Giller, rafetmad@oxy.edu
> + * 1994, 1995 Eberhard Moenkeberg, emoenke@gwdg.de
> + * 1996 David van Leeuwen, david@tm.tno.nl
> + * 1997, 1998 Erik Andersen, andersee@debian.org
> + * 1998-2000 Jens Axboe, axboe@suse.de
> + */
> +
> +#ifndef _LUSER_CDROM_H
> +#define _LUSER_CDROM_H
> +
> +#include <linux/types.h>

Header files intended for use by users should probably drop
linux/types.h just include <stdint.h>,,, Then convert the
types over to ISO C99 types.

s/__u8/uint8_t/g
s/__u16/uint16_t/g
s/__u32/uint32_t/g
s/__u64/uint64_t/g

s/__s8/int8_t/g
s/__s16/int16_t/g
s/__s32/int32_t/g
s/__s64/int64_t/g

What do you think?

-Erik

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