[openib-general] Re: [PATCH][RFC/v2][1/21] Add core InfiniBand support (public headers)
tduffy at sun.com
Thu Nov 25 09:45:32 PST 2004
On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 18:37 +0200, shaharf wrote:
> > I believe the current feeling in the kernel community is that kernel
> > headers should be kernel only and if userspace needs a header file,
> > there should be a separate userspace version of the file.
> > - Roland
> OK, I accept that for most IB types and structures, but what about
> ib_user_mad structure & header?
> I suggest exposing that header to the user space (like many other files,
> asm/errno for example), or alternatively to use only well known
> structures for the device (I am not sure if that is feasible).
Right, but that should be part of some *other* package (not the kernel).
A copy of the file, like how glibc ships kernel headers separately.
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