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Re: Official Linux system wrapper library?
- From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap at infradead dot org>
- To: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation dot org>
- Cc: Willy Tarreau <w at 1wt dot eu>, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>, "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk dot manpages at gmail dot com>, Daniel Colascione <dancol at google dot com>, linux-kernel <linux-kernel at vger dot kernel dot org>, Joel Fernandes <joelaf at google dot com>, Linux API <linux-api at vger dot kernel dot org>, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka at suse dot cz>, Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>, "libc-alpha at sourceware dot org" <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:14:26 -0800
- Subject: Re: Official Linux system wrapper library?
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On 11/12/18 10:09 AM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2018, Greg KH wrote:
>> If there are still problems with this, please let us know and we will be
>> glad to resolve them.
> With headers installed from Linus's latest tree, I retried (for x86_64)
> the case of a source file containing the single line
> #include <linux/elfcore.h>
> which (as previously discussed, and Arnd had an RFC patch) I want to use
> in a glibc test of header consistency. It gives errors "unknown type name
> 'elf_greg_t'" etc. (for lots more types as well) - but even before getting
> onto those errors, there's
> asm/signal.h:127:2: error: unknown type name 'size_t'
> from a header included from linux/elfcore.h. So this doesn't seem to be
> working as I'd expect yet.
Yes, someone from Google (iirc) and also David Howells had some tests
that would point out all of the problems. I thought (expected) more follow-up
from them with patches...