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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RESEND] do not redefine userspace's NULL #define
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Lubos Lunak <> wrote:
> GCC's NULL is actually __null, which allows detecting some questionable
> NULL usage and warn about it. Moreover each platform/compiler should have
> its own stddef.h anyway (which is different from linux/stddef.h).
> So there's no good reason to override what the compiler provides.
> Keep the #define conditionally, in order to keep the headers self-contained.

There's no way user should ever include the linux internal stddef.h.

And quite frankly, kernel-external definitions of NULL have
traditionally been pure sh*t (ie plain "0" without the cast to a
pointer), so I'm not entirely convinced about this patch.

So what is the *actual* thing this helps with?


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