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Re: xfree86 unbuildable on ppc

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 12:22:00AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> It's because of this that I continue to feel that kernel interfaces are
> best defined by the kernel.
> If the kernel headers aren't an interface, why do they exist?  There
> appears to be a very large philosophical gulf here.  The fact that the
> Linux kernel guys may long for nice low-level C libraries that
> encapsulate such things doesn't mean they exist.  Is this a side-effect
> of some sort of "real men don't program in userspace" dogma?

This is a problem of the subsystem designed, not the kernel itself, IMO.
For example, in the ieee1394 subsystem, we have several headers that are
shared between userspace and kernel. The header is clean for both cases.
That is the way it was designed.


Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/

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