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Date:	Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:40:12 +0200
From:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...sta.de>
To:	Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling@...us.fraunhofer.de>
Cc:	sam@...nborg.org, arjan@...radead.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, schilling@...us.fraunhofer.de
Subject: Re: Linux Kernel include files

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 03:58:43PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 04:53:55PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > > 
> > > star needs "ext2_fs.h". This file is not usable at all on many Linux 
> > > distributions, even with GCC.
> >
> > I was curious so I did:
> >
> > $ mkdir ~/foo
> > $ cd ~/kernel/linux-2.6
> > $ make INSTALL_HDR_PATH=~/foo
> > $ cd ~/foo
> > $ cat j.c
> > #include <stdio.h>
> > #include "etx2_fs.h"
> >
> > main()
> > {
> > 	printf("helloo\n");
> > }
> >
> > $ gcc -o j j.c
> > => No warning, no errors
> >
> 
> On Suse Linux 10.0, I get e.g.:
> 
> cat t.c
> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <linux/ext2_fs.h>
> 
> gcc -c t.c
> In file included from /usr/include/linux/ext2_fs.h:20,
>                  from t.c:2:
> /usr/include/linux/ext2_fs_sb.h:40: error: syntax error before âuid_tâ
> /usr/include/linux/ext2_fs_sb.h:49: error: syntax error before âs_next_generationâ
> /usr/include/linux/ext2_fs_sb.h:51: error: syntax error before â*â token
> /usr/include/linux/ext2_fs_sb.h:56: error: syntax error before â}â token

Already fixed since kernel 2.6.18.

Our header were a mess and we are working on getting them better.
But we can't timetravel and fix old distributions.

> Jörg

cu
Adrian

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