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From: Robert Hancock <>
To: "" <>,
	linux-kernel <>
Subject: Re: list.h , list_head and C++
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 08:25:15 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> My C++ program needs an intrusive list, possibly with RCU
> capabilities.The data structure list_head, defined in /usr/include/
> linux/list.h , fits perfectly these needs.

You really shouldn't use kernel data structures in userspace. The 
locking and other primitives they depend on are not guaranteed to work. 
Also keep in mind that using these structures probably makes your 
program a derivative of the kernel and would require your software to be 
released under the GPL.

Robert Hancock      Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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       reply	other threads:[~2007-02-26 14:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2007-02-26 14:25 ` Robert Hancock [this message]
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2007-02-27 14:34       ` list.h , list_head and C++ Robert Hancock
2007-02-27 16:23         ` Avi Kivity
2007-02-27 16:24         ` J.A. Magallón

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