Re: kbuild 2.5 is ready for inclusion in the 2.5 kernel

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 16:42:56 EST

On Thu, 2 May 2002, tomas szepe wrote:
> '/usr/include/asm' points to '/usr/src/linux/include/asm', which doesn't
> exist at this moment. It seems to me that kbuild 2.5 makes the assumption
> that the 'asm' symlink in /usr/include already determines the machine
> architecture type by pointing to a concrete asm-$arch
> in /usr/src/linux/include.

Sigh... Configurations with /usr/include/{linux,asm} being symlinks
are BROKEN. Please, look through the archives - it had been discussed
a lot of times. Userland has no business using kernel headers directly
and that's precisely what had bitten you - setup where /usr/include/asm
comes not from libc but from the (currently being built) kernel.

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