From: Hauke Mehrtens <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:01:26 +0100

> On 02/12/2018 11:59 PM, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
>> This fixes a compile problem of some user space applications by not
>> including linux/libc-compat.h in uapi/if_ether.h.
>> linux/libc-compat.h checks which "features" the header files, included
>> from the libc, provide to make the Linux kernel uapi header files only
>> provide no conflicting structures and enums. If a user application mixes
>> kernel headers and libc headers it could happen that linux/libc-compat.h
>> gets included too early where not all other libc headers are included
>> yet. Then the linux/libc-compat.h would not prevent all the
>> redefinitions and we run into compile problems.
>> This patch removes the include of linux/libc-compat.h from
>> uapi/if_ether.h to fix the recently introduced case, but not all as this
>> is more or less impossible.
>> It is no problem to do the check directly in the if_ether.h file and not
>> in libc-compat.h as this does not need any fancy glibc header detection
>> as glibc never provided struct ethhdr and should define
>> __UAPI_DEF_ETHHDR by them self when they will provide this.
>> The following test program did not compile correctly any more:
>> int main(void)
>> {
>>         return 0;
>> }
> git removed the included here:
> #include <linux/if_ether.h>
> #include <netinet/in.h>
> #include <linux/in.h>
> int main(void)
> {
>       return 0;
> }

Applied with this fixed up, thanks!

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