2000-07-31 22:14:03

by Miquel van Smoorenburg

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Subject: Re: RLIM_INFINITY inconsistency between archs

In article >[email protected]>,
H. Peter Anvin <[email protected]> wrote:
>Followup to: <[email protected]>
>By author: [email protected] (Miquel van Smoorenburg)
>In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>> No. Even Linus himself has been saying for years (and recently even
>> in this thread) that /usr/include/linux and /usr/include/asm should
>> NOT EVER be symlinks to /usr/src/linux
>> Everything in /usr/include belongs to and depends on glibc, not
>> the currently running kernel.
>Unfortunately that doesn't work very well. For user-space daemons
>which talk to Linux-specific kernel interfaces, such as automount, you
>need both the glibc and the Linux kernel headers.

Yes, but you can't mix&match anyway. For stuff like that you're
probably best off by using a talktokernel.c file that is
compiled with -I/path/to/kernel/include while the rest of the
daemon doesn't know about kernel internals.

That could and perhaps should be fixed, but I think that is
a different issue entirely.

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