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KernelTrap: Cleaning the Kernel Headers

May 02, 2006, 02:30 (4 Talkback[s])

"David Woodhouse offered a collection of patches aimed at cleaning up Linux kernel headers, explaining that he maintains the Fedora glibc-kernheaders package and has found the process of syncing with the latest kernel to be unnecessarily tedious. Linus Torvalds acknowledged the effort, noting that he preferred to wait until early in the 2.6.18 development cycle before merging the patches as things tend to break, "yeah, people shouldn't include kernel headers, but if they didn't, this patch wouldn't matter. And when they do, patches like this tends to show some strange app that depends on the current header layout.. Gaah."

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