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Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:53:02 -0500 (EST)
From: David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To: hauke@...ke-m.de
Cc: netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
 linux-api@...r.kernel.org, musl@...ts.openwall.com, felix.janda@...teo.de,
 f.fainelli@...il.com, carlos@...hat.com, ldv@...linux.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] uapi libc compat: add fallback for unsupported libcs

From: Hauke Mehrtens <hauke@...ke-m.de>
Date: Mon,  1 Jan 2018 19:33:20 +0100

> From: Felix Janda <felix.janda@...teo.de>
> 
> libc-compat.h aims to prevent symbol collisions between uapi and libc
> headers for each supported libc. This requires continuous coordination
> between them.
> 
> The goal of this commit is to improve the situation for libcs (such as
> musl) which are not yet supported and/or do not wish to be explicitly
> supported, while not affecting supported libcs. More precisely, with
> this commit, unsupported libcs can request the suppression of any
> specific uapi definition by defining the correspondings _UAPI_DEF_*
> macro as 0. This can fix symbol collisions for them, as long as the
> libc headers are included before the uapi headers. Inclusion in the
> other order is outside the scope of this commit.
> 
> All infrastructure in order to enable this fallback for unsupported
> libcs is already in place, except that libc-compat.h unconditionally
> defines all _UAPI_DEF_* macros to 1 for all unsupported libcs so that
> any previous definitions are ignored. In order to fix this, this commit
> merely makes these definitions conditional.
> 
> This commit together with the musl libc commit
> 
> http://git.musl-libc.org/cgit/musl/commit/?id=04983f2272382af92eb8f8838964ff944fbb8258
> 
> fixes for example the following compiler errors when <linux/in6.h> is
> included after musl's <netinet/in.h>:
> 
> ./linux/in6.h:32:8: error: redefinition of 'struct in6_addr'
> ./linux/in6.h:49:8: error: redefinition of 'struct sockaddr_in6'
> ./linux/in6.h:59:8: error: redefinition of 'struct ipv6_mreq'
> 
> The comments referencing glibc are still correct, but this file is not
> only used for glibc any more.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Felix Janda <felix.janda@...teo.de>
> Reviewed-by: Hauke Mehrtens <hauke@...ke-m.de>

Ok, applied, thank you.

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