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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 'make headers_install' kbuild target.
    On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 04:28:53PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > > >...
    > >
    > > What exactly is the problem with creating the userspace ABI in
    > > include/kabi/ and letting distributions do an
    > > cd /usr/include && ln -s kabi/* .
    > > ?
    > >
    > > Or with creating the userspace ABI in include/kabi/ and letting
    > > distributions install the subdirs of include/kabi/ directly under
    > > /usr/include?
    > >
    > > These are two doable approaches with a new kabi/ that avoid needless
    > > breaking of userspace.
    >
    > First off:
    > There are many other users that poke direct in the kernel source also.

    Kernel space users?
    User space users?

    Can you give an example of what you are thinking of?

    > Secondly and more importantly:
    > Introducing kabi/ you will have a half solution where several users will
    > have to find their stuff in two places for a longer period.
    > kabi/ does not allow you to do it incrementally - it requires you to
    > move everything over from a start.
    > You may argue that you can just move over a little bit mroe than needed
    > but then we ruin the incremental approach.

    For kernel space, you can do it incrementally, since the whole kabi/
    stuff should be transparent for in-kernel uses.

    For user space, you need one switch.
    But this switch goes from the current mess with several independent
    user space header implementations to one official implementation.

    > Sam

    cu
    Adrian

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