[PATCH 1/2] net: Remove net/ipx.h and uapi/linux/ipx.h header files

Paul Cercueil paul at crapouillou.net
Wed Sep 22 17:01:58 UTC 2021


>>  IPX is marked obsolete for serveral years. so remove it and the
>>  dependency in linux tree.
>>  I'm sorry to not thinking about linux-audit and strace.
>>  Might you remove the dependency or make the part of the code.
>>  Many thanks.
> Unfortunately, that is not how UAPI works.  That change breaks 
> building
> of the existing code;  one cannot change already released versions
> of either audit, strace, or any other userspace program that happens
> to unconditionally include <linux/ipx.h> without any fallback (like
> <netipx/ipx.h> provided by glibc).

Also, the <netipx/ipx.h> fallback is only provided by glibc (and maybe 
uclibc?). With this patch, it is now impossible to compile even the 
very latest version of "strace" with a musl toolchain.


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