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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make scsi.h nominally userspace-clean
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.
>

Why not use /usr/include/scsi/scsi.h instead of
/usr/src/linux/include/scsi/scsi.h ?
That already has uint8_t.

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