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Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 09:07:26 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
To: Carlos O'Donell <>, Hauke Mehrtens <>,, David Woodhouse <>,
 Felix Janda <>,
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>,
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH resent] uapi libc compat: allow non-glibc to
 opt out of uapi definitions

On 04/25/2017 02:29 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> In glibc right now we support including linux or glibc header files first,
> and this has always been a requirement from the start. This requirement dictates
> that the kernel know which libc it's being used with so it can tailor coordination.

“right now we support” is not a support commitment, but more of an
aspiration, right?

A lot of combinations are broken, especially when kernel headers are
included first.  Maybe it's time for us to admit defeat and come up with
a simpler scheme which actually works.


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