[Exherbo-dev] [exherbo-commits] arbor.git -- packages/sys-kernel/linux-headers/ by Kylie McClain

Wulf C. Krueger wk at mailstation.de
Sat Jan 2 09:43:23 UTC 2016


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Hello Kylie,

I'm really not happy about this commit...

On 01/02/16 07:04, git at git.exherbo.org wrote:
> Module:    arbor.git Branch:    master Commit:
> 84e8f0a7bfa06c4cf2200ca8584c5021b49d019c URL:
> http://git.exherbo.org/?p=arbor.git;a=commit;h=84e8f0a7bfa06c4cf2200ca
8584c5021b49d019c
>
>  Author:    Kylie McClain <somasis at exherbo.org> Committer: Kylie
> McClain <somasis at exherbo.org> Date:      Wed Dec 30 13:45:49 2015
> -0500
> 
> ----
> 
> linux-headers[>=4.0]: add musl patch
> 
> this will allow for getting rid of some weird workarounds being
> done in packages using the headers.
> 
> Change-Id: I0b09bb0efa8973791ad64336bae7df78befba112
[...]

> +Upstream: submitted +Reason: kernel headers have a few glibc
> specific definitions. +Source: https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/3/14/266 
> +Source: https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/3/14/269 +Source:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/3/14/274

So you've taken three patches from LKML which

- - will be two years old soon,
- - haven't even been commented upon,
- - haven't been accepted upstream,
- - don't seem to be important even to their author because he didn't
pursue their inclusion.

This is the wrong way. Please get those patches included *upstream*,
contact their author, do whatever is necessary but please do NOT patch
parts of the kernel itself for compatibility with musl.

I don't really mind your patches to other packages (and I appreciate
what you're doing in general) but please leave the kernel as upstream
intends it to be.


- -- 
Best regards, Wulf
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