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SubjectRe: [PATCH] romfs: have romfs_fs.h pull in necessary headers
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 19:43, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:40:16 -0500 Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 16:58, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> > On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:24:21 -0500 Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> >> This header uses things like __be32, so pull in linux/types.h.
>> >>
>> >> Further, it uses BLOCK_SIZE, so pull in linux/fs.h.
>> >>
>> >> --- a/include/linux/romfs_fs.h
>> >> +++ b/include/linux/romfs_fs.h
>> >> @@ -1,6 +1,9 @@
>> >> __#ifndef __LINUX_ROMFS_FS_H
>> >> __#define __LINUX_ROMFS_FS_H
>> >>
>> >> +#include <linux/types.h>
>> >> +#include <linux/fs.h>
>> >> +
>> >> __/* The basic structures of the romfs filesystem */
>> >>
>> >> __#define ROMBSIZE BLOCK_SIZE
>> >
>> > Better changelogs please.
>> >
>> > Does this fix any build error? __If so, is that build error present in
>> > 2.6.36 or earlier?
>>
>> headers should include the headers that define types/things that the
>> header itself needs
>
> I take that to mean "no" and "no", hence the fix is not needed in
> 2.6.37 and is not needed in -stable.

it's been broken for years, so people have long worked around it. the
history is clear that there is no regression. but headers should be
correct unto themselves.
-mike


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