Packaing question: need some includes from kernel source

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Nov 19 19:50:27 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 01:31:20PM -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> said:
> > If the headers describe a stable interface that should be used by 
> > userland then it's a kernel bug that they're not being exported. If they 
> > don't, you shouldn't use them.
> I believe the headers describe what is intended to be a stable
> interface.  Would that be something I should bring up on linux-kernel?

Probably better to look the driver up in MAINTAINERS and contact the 
people there.

> If the interface is supposed to be stable, asking upstream kernel to
> change isn't going to help make a package any time soon (and likely
> never for EPEL).  Is it permissible to carry the necessary headers in
> the SRPM until they are no longer needed?

>From a technical perspective? Sure. Better to do that than add a 
gratuitous additional package.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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