From: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@go...> - 2008-09-26 10:21:17
At my request David Miller has created linux-api@...
This list is for discussions of changes to the Linux kernel/user
interface (API or ABI); please CC this list on all patches that change
There are many groups who have an interest in tracking changes to the
Linux programming interface, for example: kernel developers, glibc and
other C libraries, the man-pages project, LTP, LSB, and userland
programmers. Currently there is no easy to track these changes; this
list is a step towards fixing that.
The list is for discussion of Linux API and (notwithstanding the list
name) ABI changes. Its focus is particularly intended to be on
changes in the Linux kerrnel-userland interface, but (IMO) notes on
changes in the glibc interface would also be welcome, since many of
the people that are interested in the kernel-userland interface are
also interested in the glibc interface.
Please CC linux-api@ on all patches that change the Linux
kernel-userland interface, so that any interested parties can learn
about those changes. (I'll submit patches to SubmitChecklist and
Documentation/HOWTO to mention this.)
If you see a patch that changes the interface that wasn't CCed to
linux-api@, please forward the patch to that list, or better still,
remind the author to CC the list with such patches should be CCed to