Re: [ [git pull] headers_check fixes]

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 19:13:42 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:

Do you think the "fix headers_check" patches spend lots of time analyzing things? I bet no. They just try to make the warning go away, so you don't actually end up with any more "coverage" anyway. Quite the reverse - instead of having a simple rule ("CONFIG_xyz options simply do not exist in user space"), you end up having ad-hoc hacks on a per-fix basis.

This is probably true. I think we should add this as one more of the preprocessing rules which we really should just do, as well as automatic mangling of integer types.


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