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SubjectRe: Process to push changes to include/linux/types.h
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On Thu, 2010-10-14 at 23:26 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> 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)

I'm doing the separation and will send part 1 to akpm in a bit. Make it
easy and make sure noone gets upset :)

-Eric



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