Kernel headers changes in F10?

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Mon Jun 2 17:45:07 UTC 2008

John W. Linville wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 07:13:27PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> John W. Linville wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:33:45AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 11:59 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>>>>> There seem to be a number of changes in the 2.6.26 kernel headers 
>>>>> causing compile breakage (and/or in the new glibc), I've had to fix both 
>>>>> of:
>>>>> svgalib, really fixed
>>>>> gkrellm-wifi, conflict between <net/if.h>  and <linux/wireless.h>, 
>>>>> worked around by no longer including <net/if.h>
>>>> I always like solutions which involve "include fewer kernel headers",
>>>> but we should probably investigate that in case there is some need for
>>>> someone to include both. John?
>>> Almost certainly because of this commit:
>>> commit 2218228392080f0ca2fc2974604e79f57b12c436
>>> Author: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill at>
>>> Date:   Tue Apr 22 16:38:55 2008 +0300
>>>    Make linux/wireless.h be able to compile
>>>    Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill at>
>>>    Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville at>
>>> I may have let this slip by due to the "able to compile" bit --
>>> should I not have merged it?  I don't have a record or recollection
>>> of what motivated the patch originally.
>> Erm,
>> I'm no git guru, can you tranlate this:
>> commit 2218228392080f0ca2fc2974604e79f57b12c436
>> Into an url showing the diff for me, then I can take try to take a guess at 
>> what this is trying to fix, and how this might be done without conflicting 
>> with net/if.h
> As I said, I have no record or memory of why this patch was needed.
> It looks like it was a mistake for me to let it though in the first
> place.  My guess is that he wanted to include linux/wireless.h from
> userland without including other kernel headers...?

Looks like a good candidate for reverting. I see little arguments to keep this 
patch in, it will probably break compilation of other users of linux/wireless.h 
too, as those probably also already include <net/if.h> to get the necessary 
stuff from there.



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