[lsb-discuss] Inclusion of makedev() and related functions

Craig Scott craig.scott at csiro.au
Sat Jan 1 13:56:01 PST 2011

On Fedora and SuSE the inlines are in sys/sysmacros.h and that header basically contains just these macros and inlines that I'm talking about. I've attached the file from Fedora 14 to this email.

On Sun, 2 Jan 2011 1:43:55 am Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> lsb-discuss-bounces at lists.linux-foundation.org wrote:
> > Hi all. Has there been any recent discussion around including
> > the makedev() macro and its associated functions in LSB?
> not recent, no.
> I don't remember what the reason was for exclusion,
> but there used to be a tendency to leave out gnu-specifc
> functions (in case somebody wanted to look at an LSB
> system with a libc that wasn't glibc, probably a fiction
> at this point) and overly Linux specific ones - which 
> I think major/minor/makedev are not, I think they're BSD-isms.
> I'm digging in glibc sources and not seeing these
> inlines - must just be missing, can you share?

Dr Craig Scott
Computational Software Engineering Team Leader, CSIRO (CMIS)
Melbourne, Australia
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