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SubjectRe: [patch] linux/{socket,stat}.h: change __GLIBC__ cruft to __KLIBC__
Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>> -#if defined(__KERNEL__) || !defined(__GLIBC__) || (__GLIBC__ < 2)
>>> +#if defined(__KERNEL__) || defined(__KLIBC__)
>>> ...
>> This changes the semantics from "!glibc" to "klibc".
> that's the point
>> I'm a bit worried that such changes might break some of the other
>> libc's people use on Linux.
> such libc's are broken and it isnt the kernel's problem to cater to broken
> libc's. the problem is that these headers are breaking things *now* for
> valid libc's that are not glibc. removal of __GBLIC__ was already accepted
> once but reverted for klibc.
> -mike

Either of these really is wrong... it's the userspace which should ask
for what should be imported; the kernel shouldn't hard-code which libcs
want what.

I just posted a patch to the netdev list which splits the top of
<linux/socket.h> out into <linux/sockaddr.h>, userspace can choose to
include one or the other.


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