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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Splitting kernel headers and deprecating __KERNEL__
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    > I'm not particularly stuck on the <user/> namespace. We could invent
    > a better name. How about <kern/> and <arch/> to replace <linux/>
    > and <asm/>? Obviously keeping linux/ and asm/ symlinks for backwards
    > compatibility.

    I'd rather not change linux and asm within the kernel itself. We'd have to
    patch pretty much every file and move all the include files around. That's a
    lot of patch.

    How about calling the interface headers "kapi*/" instead of "user*/". In case
    you haven't guessed, "kapi" would be short for "kernel-api".

    Then we'd have in the kernel:

    NEW DIRECTORY DIRECTORY SHADOWED
    ============= ==================
    include/kapi/ include/linux/
    include/kapi-*/ include/asm-*/
    include/kapi-rxrpc/ include/rxrpc/
    include/kapi-net/ include/net/

    And in userspace:

    SOURCE INSTALLED AS
    ====================== ============
    include/kapi/ /usr/include/kapi/
    include/kapi-i386/ /usr/include/kapi-i386/
    include/kapi-generic/ /usr/include/kapi-generic/
    /usr/include/linux -> kapi
    /usr/include/asm -> kapi-i386
    /usr/include/asm-generic -> kapi-generic (?)

    David
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