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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] x86: headers - fix export private data to userspace
[H. Peter Anvin - Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:49:24AM -0800]
| Harvey Harrison wrote:
| > On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 21:34 +0300, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
| >> Impact: cleanup
| >
| >> 4) setup.h - COMMAND_LINE_SIZE saved for userspace, bootloaders
| >> could use it.
| >
| > Doesn't this need to be (at least) _COMMAND_LINE_SIZE to avoid
| > polluting the namespace, not sure it can be changed though as the
| > horse is already out of the barn.
|
| No, this is not one of those cases, but it's worth explaining why.
|
| You can introduce symbols into the general namespace if *and only if*
| they are in a header file that is invoked directly by the user. In
| other words, such a header file is unusable by libc, but setup.h doesn't
| contain anything needed by libc in the first place.
|
| -hpa
|
| --
| H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
| I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.
|

So we could just fence it by __KERNEL__?

- Cyrill -


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