[PATCH 05/98] exynos_drm.h: use __u64 from linux/types.h

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Mon Jun 1 02:38:09 PDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 11:08:21AM +0200, Christian K├Ânig wrote:
> Yeah, completely agree with Linus on the visibility problem and that's
> exactly the reason why we don't include <stdint.h> in the kernel header and
> expect userspace to define the ISO types somewhere.
> But using the types from "include/linux/types.h" and especially including it
> into the uapi headers doesn't make the situation better, but rather worse.
> With this step we not only make the headers depend on another header that
> isn't part of the uapi, but also pollute the user space namespace with __sXX
> and __uXX types which aren't defined anywhere else.

1) Header files are permitted to pollute userspace with __-defined stuff.

2) __[su]XX types are defined as part of the kernel's uapi.
   include/uapi/linux/types.h includes asm/types.h, which in userspace
   picks up include/uapi/asm-generic/types.h.  That picks up
   asm-generic/int-ll64.h, which defines these types.

Moreover, this is done throughout the kernel headers _already_ (as you
would expect for a policy set 10+ years ago).

Please, I'm not interested in this discussion, so please don't argue
with me - I may agree with your position, but what you think and what
I think are really not relevant here.  If you have a problem, take it
up with Linus - I made that clear in my email.

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