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Subject[PATCH] Reduce <linux/debugfs.h> dependencies
The current <linux/debugfs.h> include file is a little fragile in that
it is not self-contained and hence may cause compile warnings or
errors depending on the files included before it, the kernel config
and the architecture. This patch makes things a little more robust by:

- including <linux/types.h> to get definitions of u32, mode_t, and so on.
- forward declaring struct file_operations.
- including <linux/err.h> when CONFIG_DEBUG_FS is not set

The last change is particularly useful, as a kernel developer is
likely to build with debugfs always enabled and never see the build
breakage cased if debugfs is disabled.

Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <>

Index: linux-export/include/linux/debugfs.h
--- linux-export.orig/include/linux/debugfs.h 2005-01-10 11:48:00.000000000 -0800
+++ linux-export/include/linux/debugfs.h 2005-03-28 09:08:40.982161696 -0800
@@ -15,6 +15,10 @@
#ifndef _DEBUGFS_H_
#define _DEBUGFS_H_

+#include <linux/types.h>
+struct file_operations;
#if defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS)
struct dentry *debugfs_create_file(const char *name, mode_t mode,
struct dentry *parent, void *data,
@@ -34,6 +38,9 @@
struct dentry *parent, u32 *value);

+#include <linux/err.h>
* We do not return NULL from these functions if CONFIG_DEBUG_FS is not enabled
* so users have a chance to detect if there was a real error or not. We don't
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