Re: just how "sanitized" are the sanitized headers?

From: Alexey Dobriyan
Date: Thu Nov 30 2006 - 03:26:36 EST

On 11/30/06, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
i noticed that, when i generate the sanitized headers with "make
headers_install", there are still a number of headers files that are
installed with variations on "#ifdef __KERNEL__".

i always thought the fundamental property of sanitized headers was
to be compatible with glibc

You were wrong.

and have no traces of "KERNEL" content

That's correct.

so what's the purpose of leaving some header files with that
preprocessor content?

When you see __KERNEL__ in sanitized headers, it's either due to
a) unifdef bug, or
b) header being listed in header-y when it should be listed in unifdef-y
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