Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:12:14 +0300 (MSK) From: Alexander Monakov <amonakov@...ras.ru> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix type for ifc_ifcu.ifcu_buf field of struct ifconf On Thu, 15 Sep 2016, Daniel Sabogal wrote: > On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:25 PM, Alexander Monakov <amonakov@...ras.ru> wrote: > > Declaration of 'ifru_data' in that header has the same issue. > > I originally considered changing this one but had left it out since > linux disagree on the type (void *). Ah. From looking at pre-git Linux history, it appears that it had 'char *', but then it was changed to 'void *' in June 2004 by commit '[PATCH] sparse: ->ifr_data annotation' by Al Viro, causing a divergence with the Glibc interface. FreeBSD also has 'char *' (caddr_t) there, and netdevice(7) manpage documents that the Linux interface has 'char *' as well. Thus, the kernel uapi header is the odd one out. Please wait for further feedback from Rich. Thanks. Alexander
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