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Re: rawhide report: 20080220 changes

David Woodhouse wrote:
On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 15:14 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
* Wed Feb 20 2008 Dave Anderson <anderson redhat com> - 4.0-6.0.4
- First attempt at addressing the GCC 4.3 build, which failed on x86_64
  because ptrace-abi.h (included by ptrace.h) uses the "u32" typedef,
  which relies on <asm/types.h>, and include/asm-x86_64/types.h
  does not not typedef u32 as done in include/asm-x86/types.h.

Hm. Did you send a patch to the upstream kernel to fix that? We
shouldn't be using that 'u32' abomination in user-visible headers.


If it's something which libc might include for itself, we have to avoid
standard C types and use '__u32' to avoid namespace 'pollution'.
Otherwise, as seems to be the case here, we can just require <stdint.h>
and use the proper 'uint32_t' type.

Right, since ptrace-abi.h explicitly #include's asm/types.h just
prior to the structure declaration, probably __u32 is more appropriate?


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