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Subjectsparse_irq: userspace ABI breakage in -tip tree

commit 70426a06a58561c401e64c5767d71a011d4b978b
Author: Yinghai Lu <>
Date: Tue Aug 19 20:50:27 2008 -0700

x86: make 32 bit to use sparse_irq

@@ -285,7 +303,7 @@ int show_interrupts(struct seq_file *p, void *v)
action = desc->action;
if (!action && !any_count)
goto skip;
- seq_printf(p, "%3d: ",i);
+ seq_printf(p, "%#x: ",i);
#ifndef CONFIG_SMP
seq_printf(p, "%10u ", kstat_irqs(i));

this is a userspace ABI breakage; you're changing /proc/interrupts from
decimal to hex! This file is used by both humans and computer programs,
and the humans will get confused, but the computer programs will break.
Not a good idea to put into mainline.

(I'm not so convinced of sparse_irq as a whole to be honest, but that's
a different story)

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