Re: [PATCH] Make uapi/linux/irqnr.h non-empty

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Oct 16 2012 - 22:03:26 EST

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 9:14 AM, David Howells <dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> uapi/linux/irqnr.h was emitted by the UAPI disintegration script as an empty
> file because the parent linux/irqnr.h had no UAPI stuff in it, despite being
> marked with "header-y".
> Unfortunately, it patch deletes the empty file when applying a kernel patch.

Sadly, this is by far not the only empty file we now have, so applying
this patch seems pointless..

Doing a "git clean -dqfx" followed by "find . -size 0" shows quite a
few empty files, most of them being Kbuild files, and most of them
having come in through the UAPI patches. Maybe some of those *should*
be removed?

Some of the empty files seem pointless. The


file, for example, has always been empty, and does not seem to be actually used.

Hmm? I added a few more people to the cc list.

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