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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd <at> arndb.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/13] UAPI header file split
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel.cross-arch
Date: Monday 23rd July 2012 15:50:43 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On Friday 20 July 2012, David Howells wrote:
>      (a) It reduces the size of the kernel-only headers and obviates the
need
>          for __KERNEL__ conditionals in the remnant kernel-only headers.
> 
>      (b) In what we have today, there are complex interdependencies
between
>          headers that are partly exported to user space, and we want to
reduce
>          those interdependencies.
> 
>          It simplifies the problem space by splitting out the user
headers as
>          they then only depend only on other user headers.
> 
>      This step makes it easier to follow through with the remaining steps
as
>      the remnant kernel headers can be split up without regard as to
whether
>      the UAPI will be broken.  Header files such as linux/sched.h can
even
>      disappear entirely if that seems convenient.
> 
>      There is another potential benefit as well: it becomes easier to
track
>      when the UAPI changes just from the filenames in the GIT log.
> 
>      Further, [email protected] can be put into the MAINTAINERS
file
>      for the uapi/ directories so that patches changing them get sent to
that
>      list by everyone using get_maintainer.pl.

Looks all good to me. For the entire series:

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann 
 
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