Re: [PATCH] ethtool.h should use userspace-accessible types

From: Jonathan Lundell
Date: Fri Mar 12 2004 - 16:50:53 EST

At 10:06 AM -0700 3/12/04, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
My intent was to say: Why change the types when there is no #ifdef
__KERNEL__ in the header. With no #ifdef __KERNEL__ it exports
definitions that are private to the kernel making it not safe for
userspace to use. With kernel private definitions in there it will
generate name space pollution if included by user space.

Presumably because it *is* included by userspace, because it defines the interface between the kernel and userspace; of course userspace will (does) include it.

/Jonathan Lundell.
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