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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 0/4] scsi: export and clean up headers
On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 09:15:55AM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 08:43:47AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:33:53PM +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > This implements a minor cleanup of exported scsi headers,
> > > and adds export of headers that are de-facto used by userspace.
> > > The patches are on top of 2.6.32-rc1.
> > > Can these be queued for 2.6.32?
> > > Thanks.
> >
> > Before we do anything in this area we need to find an agreement who
> > owns /usr/include/scsi/ . Right now that's glibc, and if we want to
> > change it to the kernel headers we need to find a transition agreement
> > with the glibc maintainer (aka mostly Uli).
> The scsi headers are exported. So it does not matter if glibc or any
> other libc for that amtter uses the headers or not.
> Exported headers has some rules to follow and scsi are no exception here.
> Now if we get the scsi headers in good shape then and only then we can
> go to glibc people and tell them that we have a better set of scsi headers
> than they have.
> Postponing updates to the exported scsi headers just beacause we do not
> have any users of them at the moment is the wrong thing to do.
> We should rather use the opportunity to streamline the exported headers
> so we have a superior set of headers to offer.
> Sam

Ulrich, does it create problems for you if we fix kernel headers for scsi?
Does it make your life easier?


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