Strange location of kernel-features.h

Carmelo Amoroso carmelo73 at
Thu Dec 4 18:28:05 UTC 2008

Khem Raj wrote:
> I dont see where the file got added after removing.
indeed it's missing from the patch... strange.

> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 5:41 AM, Carmelo AMOROSO <carmelo.amoroso at> wrote:
>> Carmelo AMOROSO wrote:
>>> Carmelo AMOROSO wrote:
>>>> Peter Kjellerstedt wrote:
>>>>> Can anyone explain to me why kernel-features.h is placed in
>>>>> libpthread/linuxthreads/sysdeps/pthread? As far as I can tell
>>>>> there is nothing pthread related in that file.
>>>> Hi Peter,
>>>> probably because it has been simply copied from glibc... your point seems
>>>> correct to me.
>>>>> This placement will prevent the changes made below by Carmelo in
>>>>> libc/sysdeps/linux/common/getdents.c from taking effect for no
>>>>> apparent reason at all if one uses libpthread/linuxthreads.old.
>>>>> Moreover, if __ASSUME_GETDENTS32_D_TYPE actually happens to be
>>>>> defined while compiling getdents.c when using
>>>>> libpthread/linuxthreads I would say that is more of an accident
>>>>> than anything else since there are no indications in the list of
>>>>> included files that one is expecting kernel-features.h to be
>>>>> included...
>>>> I'll try to find a better place where to include it.
>>>>> //Peter
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Carmelo
>>> Hi,
>>> well I've looed at this, I think the best way (ans easiest) is to move
>>> kernel-features in libc/sysdeps/linux/common/bits and include it
>>> from within features.h.
>>> In this way, it will be included automatically in each file.
>>> Let me know, so I can commit.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Carmelo
>> Hi All,
>> the attached patch try to address the issue raised by Peter.
>> Let me know.
>> Cheers,
>> Carmelo
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