On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:10:18AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2008, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > Unfortunately that's not possible, due to Include Hell(tm).
> > Therefore, including is the way this has been fixed in
> > the past.

>
> I see. Well, when doing this I'd suggest adding a comment, otherwise the
> include could end up getting removed sooner or later without anyone asking
> linux-m68k first (I seriously douby anyone will do git blame to find out why
> an #include line exists before removing it).
>
> Something like:
> #include /* m68k needs task_struct for */


Such comments in the kernel tend to be old ones you cannot trust.

And #include removals are not really a common case - sometimes someone
cleans up something specific, but I don't think anyone will remove
#include's of sched.h from random .c files (considering how much
sched.h pulls in the fallout of such #include removals would be many
build breakages) unless someone seriously reorganizes sched.h itself.

cu
Adrian

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