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Date:   Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:01:01 +0200
From:   Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>
To:     Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@...i.de>
Cc:     David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        "Alexander A. Klimov" <grandmaster@...klimov.de>,
        Jozsef Kadlecsik <kadlec@...filter.org>,
        Florian Westphal <fw@...len.de>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>,
        Andrea Parri <parri.andrea@...il.com>,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>,
        Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@...il.com>,
        Jade Alglave <j.alglave@....ac.uk>,
        Luc Maranget <luc.maranget@...ia.fr>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>,
        Akira Yokosawa <akiyks@...il.com>,
        Daniel Lustig <dlustig@...dia.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org,
        coreteam@...filter.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-arch@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Good idea to rename files in include/uapi/ ?

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 11:08:08PM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> 
> On Sunday 2020-06-14 22:19, David Howells wrote:
> >Alexander A. Klimov <grandmaster@...klimov.de> wrote:
> >
> >> *Is it a good idea to rename files in include/uapi/ ?*
> >
> >Very likely not.  If programs out there are going to be built on a
> >case-sensitive filesystem (which happens all the time), they're going to break
> >if you rename the headers.  We're kind of stuck with them.
> 
> Netfilter has precedent for removing old headers, e.g.
> 7200135bc1e61f1437dc326ae2ef2f310c50b4eb's ipt_ULOG.h.

That's only because NFLOG has been there for ~10 years, so it was safe
to remove ULOG support.

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