Re: [PATCH 0/8] Update kernel uabi header files for x32

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Jan 20 2014 - 12:52:49 EST

On 01/20/2014 09:50 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 09:46:41AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> This comment by Christoph was literally the only feedback on this
>> patchset. The definition of __kernel_[u]long_t is "the size of 'long'
>> for the native kernel for the ABI". H.J.'s patchset only affects x86
>> (specifically x86-64) since on all other platforms __kernel_[u]long_t is
>> simply defined as long/unsigned long.
> Btw, sorry for the delay in getting back yo your question. How about
> __abi_long_t or __kabi_long_t instead?

__kernel_* is the namespace that we reserve for uabi symbols/types in
user space. Changing the prefix would break that contract.


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