Re: [PATCH] hpet header sanitization

From: Randy.Dunlap
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 19:21:37 EST

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:13:03 -0800 Andrew Morton wrote:

> "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Add __KERNEL__ block.
> > Use __KERNEL__ to allow ioctl interface to be usable.
> hm, why?

because there is a test/example source file in (inside)
Documentation/hpet.txt that won't build otherwise.
And because hpet.h contains _userspace_ ioctl interface struct
and macros...

> My general approach to __KERNEL__ fixes is to not support new includers of
> kernel headers but to accept patches which fix up existing applications of
> __KERNEL__.
> It's basically a compromise between the
> dont-include-kernel-headers-from-userspace fundamentalists and the
> but-i-want-my-stuff-to-work pragmatists ;)
> But hpet.h never had __KERNEL__, so there's no regression here.
> That being said, it looks like a sensible change - let's see if we can
> sneak it in without the fundies noticing.

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