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SubjectRe: Process to push changes to include/linux/types.h

On Thursday 2010-10-14 21:54, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> A patch was posted a bit ago by agruen which made a change to
>> include/linux/types.h changing aligned_u64 to __aligned_u64 and exposing
>> this new type to userspace.
>> [...]
>> I'm a little stuck as to the right path forward. I normally would have
>> had no qualms about adding __aligned_u64 to types.h in the notification
>> tree and pushing it to Linus next go-round and then the net tree could
>> convert and potentially drop the old aligned_u64 type (but again that
>> would be outside the net tree). Since Dave isn't willing to add the
>> type and I don't want to get called too many bad names
>The usual approach here is someone sends it to me and I send it to
>Linus ;)

We tinkered on types.h before, with the change originating in the Netfilter
subtree, and nobody, not even Dave, complained. (See v2.6.24-6165-gc82a5cb)

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