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From: Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>
To: Eugene Syromiatnikov <esyr@redhat.com>
Cc: Cai Huoqing <caihuoqing@baidu.com>,
	Steve Grubb <sgrubb@redhat.com>,
	linux-audit@redhat.com,
	strace development discussions <strace-devel@lists.strace.io>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, davem@davemloft.net,
	yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org, dsahern@kernel.org, kuba@kernel.org,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	ldv@strace.io
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] net: Remove net/ipx.h and uapi/linux/ipx.h header files
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:01:58 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AZHUZQ.4E5G2GAEGJ0U@crapouillou.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210902160840.GA2220@asgard.redhat.com>

Hi,

>>  IPX is marked obsolete for serveral years. so remove it and the
>>  dependency in linux tree.
>>  I'm sorry to not thinking about linux-audit and strace.
>>  Might you remove the dependency or make the part of the code.
>>  Many thanks.
> 
> Unfortunately, that is not how UAPI works.  That change breaks 
> building
> of the existing code;  one cannot change already released versions
> of either audit, strace, or any other userspace program that happens
> to unconditionally include <linux/ipx.h> without any fallback (like
> <netipx/ipx.h> provided by glibc).

Also, the <netipx/ipx.h> fallback is only provided by glibc (and maybe 
uclibc?). With this patch, it is now impossible to compile even the 
very latest version of "strace" with a musl toolchain.

Cheers,
-Paul



  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-22 17:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-13 12:08 [PATCH 0/2] net: Remove the ipx network layer " Cai Huoqing
2021-08-13 12:08 ` [PATCH 1/2] net: Remove net/ipx.h and uapi/linux/ipx.h " Cai Huoqing
2021-09-01 16:02   ` Eugene Syromiatnikov
2021-09-01 16:52     ` Eugene Syromiatnikov
2021-09-01 17:36       ` Steve Grubb
2021-09-02 13:35         ` Cai Huoqing
2021-09-02 16:08           ` Eugene Syromiatnikov
2021-09-22 17:01             ` Paul Cercueil [this message]
2021-09-22 17:25               ` Steve Grubb
2021-08-13 12:08 ` [PATCH 2/2] MAINTAINERS: Remove the ipx network layer info Cai Huoqing
2021-08-14 19:30 ` [PATCH 0/2] net: Remove the ipx network layer header files patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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