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SubjectRe: usr/include/linux/soundcard.h warnings for 'make headers_check'
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 01:08:37AM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:08:22 +0530,
> Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
> >
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h is giving following warnings for 'make headers_check':
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1047: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1048: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1049: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1050: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1051: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1053: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1055: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1056: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1061: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1062: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1078: extern's make no sense in userspace
> > usr/include/linux/soundcard.h:1079: extern's make no sense in userspace
> >
> > Do we need to fix these warnings.
>
> No, these are declarations for OSS-lib.
> It doesn't belong to kernel, but it's better to keep it for
> compatibility in some way.

But not in the kernel for sure.
I just checked and for example: OSS_init is not used anywhere in the kernel.
The kernel headers are not a "dump all your stuff" ground anymore.

So I encourage you to find a better home for the user space library definitons.
We can let the definiton stay for a while - but eventually they have to
be dropped from the kernel.

Sam


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