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From: Grzegorz Kulewski <>
To: Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] linux/magic.h for magic numbers
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:58:47 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, 9 Sep 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> An IRC discussion sparked a memory:  most filesystems really don't
> need to put anything at all in include/linux.  Excluding API-ish
> filesystems like procfs, just about the only filesystem symbols that
> get exported outside of __KERNEL__ are the *_SUPER_MAGIC symbols,
> and similar symbols.
> After seeing the useful attributes of linux/poison.h, I propose a
> similar linux/magic.h.

But... if some patch changes this file (like adding new magic symbol) it 
will cause large part of the kernel to rebuild without any good reason. 

Grzegorz Kulewski

  reply	other threads:[~2006-09-09 12:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-09-09 11:02 Jeff Garzik
2006-09-09 12:58 ` Grzegorz Kulewski [this message]
2006-09-09 13:24   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-09 13:33     ` Sam Ravnborg
2006-09-09 13:44       ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-12  8:22 ` Ian Kent
2006-09-12  9:33   ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-09-12 12:30   ` Jeff Garzik

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