Kernel and glibc headers

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue Jan 11 16:20:09 PST 2011

William Immendorf wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at> wrote:
>> Yes.  The kernel headers include definitions for the kernel only.  Don't
>> use the kernel headers for applications or utilities.

> Unless you want to use the kernel for direct hardware access or
> graphics accleration.

In which case you are building the kernel or kernel modules, not 
applications or utilities.  Some applications may want to access 
internal kernel structures, but that is poor practice and I'm not sure 
the kernel even allows that any more.

   -- Bruce

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