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Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 01:08:10 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Will musl use kernel headers if exist ?

On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 12:44:09PM +0800, 邓尧 wrote:
> Hi,
> I know musl can be built without kernel headers. If kernel headers do
> exist, will musl use them and result in different binary files ?

No, musl itself does not use the kernel headers at all. There are a
few headers under sys/ which are just alternate names for headers in
linux/ (kd.h, vt.h, and soundcard.h) but these are only provided for
convenience and are not used at all in musl internally.

Note however that if you're building software that uses a configure
script to determine whether linux/ headers exist, it may build
differently depending on whether or not they are installed.


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