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Date:	Sun, 09 Dec 2007 01:43:30 -0500
From:	Jon Masters <jonathan@...masters.org>
To:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>
Cc:	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>,
	Pierre Ossman <drzeus@...eus.cx>,
	Al Viro <viro@....linux.org.uk>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>,
	Marcel Holtmann <marcel@...tmann.org>,
	Linux Kernel Development <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-arch@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Correct types for mod_devicetable.h (was: Re: m68k build
	failure)


On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 22:58 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 09:02:19PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > On Sunday 02 December 2007 22:22:31 Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > On Sat, 1 Dec 2007, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> > > > Yeah, that could work. Have a header with stuff like this:
> > > >
> > > > typedef u16 __attribute__((aligned(2))) aligned_u16;
> > > > typedef u32 __attribute__((aligned(4))) aligned_u32;
> > >
> > > I gave it a try:
> > 
> > This seems to turn a molehill into a mountain.
> > 
> > We can change that mod_devicetable.h at any time; it's not supposed to be a 
> > userspace API (the kernel build system doesn't count).
> 
> module-init-tools is userspace and not shipped as part of the kernel 
> build system...

Not really an issue, so long as I get a head's up, but we'll force users
to upgrade so let's be sure we want to do this/everyone's happy.

Jon.


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