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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make scsi.h nominally userspace-clean
On Mon, Aug 09 2004, Noah Misch wrote:
> As Joerg Schilling, the author of cdrecord, has noted in threads such as
>
> http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0309.3/1355.html and
> http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0408.0/0799.html,
>
> scsi/scsi.h does not compile cleanly in userspace programs due to its
> use of ``u8''. I have confirmed this bug and prepared and tested a
> fix that simply changes all such uses to ``__u8''. Please consider
> for inclusion.
>
> I do not argue that including this header file in a program is
> appropriate, but other kernel headers already take as many precautions
> as this patch introduces. I chose __u8 over uint8_t as more in the
> style of the kernel generally.
>
> Please keep me on cc:; I do not subscribe to the lists.

I already sent such a patch to Linus.

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Jens Axboe

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