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    SubjectRe: [patch] inotify: make user visible types portable
    Paul Jackson wrote:
    > Robert wrote:
    >>The structure needs to be used exactly the same between the kernel and
    >>the user. We both agree to that, right? It is user visible.
    > Certainly the ABI, yes. These stubborn beasts called computers that we
    > labour over just won't work otherwise.
    > I'd have no objections to the user header spelling "__u32" where the
    > kernel header spelled "u32".

    I believe there is a long-term goal to separate out the userspace-visible part
    of the kernel headers into a separate header area, and include them into the kernel.

    Even without that, the headers are periodically extracted and cleaned up. Why
    make that job harder than it needs to be?


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