Re: [PATCH 00/13] UAPI header file split
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Jul 23 2012 - 11:50:55 EST
On Friday 20 July 2012, David Howells wrote:
> (a) It reduces the size of the kernel-only headers and obviates the need
> for __KERNEL__ conditionals in the remnant kernel-only headers.
> (b) In what we have today, there are complex interdependencies between
> headers that are partly exported to user space, and we want to reduce
> those interdependencies.
> It simplifies the problem space by splitting out the user headers as
> they then only depend only on other user headers.
> This step makes it easier to follow through with the remaining steps as
> the remnant kernel headers can be split up without regard as to whether
> the UAPI will be broken. Header files such as linux/sched.h can even
> disappear entirely if that seems convenient.
> There is another potential benefit as well: it becomes easier to track
> when the UAPI changes just from the filenames in the GIT log.
> Further, linux-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx can be put into the MAINTAINERS file
> for the uapi/ directories so that patches changing them get sent to that
> list by everyone using get_maintainer.pl.
Looks all good to me. For the entire series:
Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
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