Headers was RE: PROPOSAL -- new group to handle multi-project tasks
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue May 30 11:50:33 PDT 2006
Jim Gifford wrote:
> Mark Rosenstand wrote:
>> I believe the Red Hat kernel maintainer submitted a patch adding another
>> make target for the kernel which would produce such headers. AFAIR it's
>> scheduled for inclusion in 2.6.18.
> With the last email I saw, Linus said he was going to reject this
> proposal, has something changed.
Jim, please see the following messages from Linus:
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0604.3/1050.html (Linus is
OK with the header cleanups being proposed)
has them scheduled for 2.6.18, not for 2.6.17)
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0604.3/1051.html (Linus is
opposed to the idea of making headers generally palatable for user
space, but *does* want the cleanups to go in if they enable libraries
(e.g. glibc) to upgrade their kernel related information more easily).
David Woodhouse (the patch maintainer) then confirms in
distributors and library maintainers are his target audience and Linus
confirms that that's just dandy:
I couldn't see anything after that where Linus changes his mind. Now,
these are all to do with cleaning up the headers, rather than the
original "make headers_install" proposal. However, the Makefile target
will likely be added later on (and there's still plenty of time before
2.6.18 to get it in) - this, I gather, is simply setting the stage for
such a patch.
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