Re: + git-hdrcleanup-vs-git-klibc-on-ia64-2.patch added to -mm tree

From: H. Peter Anvin <>
Date: 2006-05-15 08:05:07
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 08:13:05PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> In the long term I think we want to drop page.h and elf.h from the list
>> of files which are exported to userspace altogether.
> elf.h shouldn't be exported to userspace at all.  there's a separate incarnation
> of elf.h in userland, so anyone importing the kernel one is plain stupid.

Keep in mind that userland isn't necessarily glibc.  In particular, for 
klibc it would be a pain in the arse to have two largely identical 
copies of the same header file in the kernel tree.

Data duplication is NOT a good thing.

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