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    [PATCH] Avoid namespace pollution in <asm/param.h> · abe842eb
    Dag-Erling Smrgrav authored
    In commit 3D59121003721a8fad11ee72e646fd9d3076b5679c, the x86 and x86-64
    <asm/param.h> was changed to include <linux/config.h> for the
    configurable timer frequency.
    However, asm/param.h is sometimes used in userland (it is included
    indirectly from <sys/param.h>), so your commit pollutes the userland
    namespace with tons of CONFIG_FOO macros.  This greatly confuses
    software packages (such as BusyBox) which use CONFIG_FOO macros
    themselves to control the inclusion of optional features.
    After a short exchange, Christoph approved this patch
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>