[OpenRISC] [PATCH v3 4/8] x86: stop exporting msr-index.h to userland

Borislav Petkov bp at alien8.de
Fri Jan 13 17:38:36 CET 2017


On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:08:34PM +0100, Nicolas Dichtel wrote:
> Le 13/01/2017 à 16:43, David Howells a écrit :
> >> -header-y += msr-index.h
> > 
> > I see it on my desktop as /usr/include/asm/msr-index.h and it's been there at
> > least four years - and as such it's part of the UAPI.  I don't think you can
> > remove it unless you can guarantee there are no userspace users.
> I keep it in the v2 of the series, but the maintainer, Borislav Petkov, asks me
> to un-export it.
> 
> I will follow the maintainer decision.

I'm not the maintainer. I simply think that exporting that file was
wrong because it if we change something in it, we will break userspace.
And that should not happen - if userspace needs MSRs, it should do its
own defines.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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