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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] include/linux/printk.h is not self-contained
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 16:42, Joe Perches <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-05-25 at 11:09 +0200, y@mail.of.borg wrote:

Sorry, that email address is a relic from typing one too many "y" responses
to git-send-email questions.

>> From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
>> <linux/printk.h> needs to include
>>   - <stdarg.h> for "va_list",
>>   - <linux/linkage.h> for "asmlinkage",
>>   - <linux/types.h> for "bool".
> I wonder if printk should be self-contained.
> If so, this patch should also add:
> #include <linux/dynamic_debug.h>
> #include <linux/ratelimit.h>

Hmm, it does compile without those, as long as you don't use
dynamic debug or ratelimit.

> If not, maybe add:
> #ifndef _LINUX_KERNEL_H
> #error don't include <linux/printk.h> directly, use <linux/kernel.h>
> #endif

That's another possibility. We already have several users, though.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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