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Re: Redefinition of struct in6_addr in <netinet/in.h> and <linux/in6.h>

On Wednesday 16 January 2013 22:15:38 David Miller wrote:
> From: Carlos O'Donell <>
> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:15:03 -0500
> > +/* If a glibc-based userspace has already included in.h, then we will
> > not + * define in6_addr (nor the defines), sockaddr_in6, or ipv6_mreq.
> > The + * ABI used by the kernel and by glibc match exactly. Neither the
> > kernel + * nor glibc should break this ABI without coordination.
> > + */
> > +#ifndef _NETINET_IN_H
> > +
> I think we should shoot for a non-glibc-centric solution.
> I can't imagine that other libc's won't have the same exact problem
> with their netinet/in.h conflicting with the kernel's, redefining
> structures like in6_addr, that we'd want to provide a protection
> scheme for here as well.

yes, the kernel's use of __GLIBC__ in exported headers has already caused 
problems in the past.  fortunately, it's been reduced down to just one case 
now (stat.h).  let's not balloon it back up.

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