Testing the headers

Jim Gifford lfs at jg555.com
Thu May 4 12:35:18 PDT 2006

Ken Moffat wrote:
>  Now that we are using the new headers in clfs, we seem to be
> reaching the pain (the apps that want an intimate knowledge of the
> kernel headers).  The base clfs systems seem to build reliably, but
> a few others keep breaking as changes are made for other things, a
> case of one step forward, two steps back.  Time to start testing the
> troublesome apps against the  day's headers script.
>  The two applications in this category that I care about are
> strace-4.5.14 and dhcp-3.0.2, but I'm sure there are others,
> particularly those that reference include/net.
>  I can probably run fairly-regular tests, if I can identify which
> apps give problems.  So, can anyone who has encountered breakage in
> post-clfs (or post-lfs) apps let me know *which* apps ?
>  At the moment, I'm only intending to test if apps compile.
> Ken
    I also added a new script to the headers repo, to assist in this. 
headers_list, will generate a report of the the headers used by an 
application. I probably need to expand that to net, scsi, mtd, and sound 

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