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Re: iproute2 and 2.6.9 kernel headers (was Re: [ANNOUNCE] iproute2 2.6.9

To: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: iproute2 and 2.6.9 kernel headers (was Re: [ANNOUNCE] iproute2 2.6.9-041019)
From: David Vrabel <dvrabel@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 12:52:28 +0100
Cc: Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Chua <jeffchua@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, LARTC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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David Woodhouse wrote:

The time has come to fix it properly instead. Anything which these tools
actually need from the kernel headers should be moved into a separate
header file (still in the kernel source) which is usable from _both_
kernel and userspace.

Isn't this what linux-libc-headers is for?

It should use standard types (like uint16_t etc)

Why doesn't the kernel use these standard types also?

David Vrabel
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