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headers_install: fix __packed in exported kernel headers warns about using __attribute__((packed)) in kernel
headers: "__packed is preferred over __attribute__((packed))". If one
follows that advice it could cause problems in the exported header
files, because the outside world doesn't know about this shortcut.

For example busybox will fail to compile:
 CC      miscutils/ubi_attach_detach.o
 In file included from miscutils/ubi_attach_detach.c:27:0:
 /usr/include/mtd/ubi-user.h:330:3: error: conflicting types for ‘__packed’
 /usr/include/mtd/ubi-user.h:314:3: note: previous declaration of ‘__packed’ was here

Fix the problem by substituting __packed with __attribute__((packed)) in
the script.

Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <>
CC: Joe Perches <>
Signed-off-by: Markus Trippelsdorf <>
Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <>
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1 parent 5e05981 commit f210735fe2f17a6225432ee3d1239bcf23a8659c Markus Trippelsdorf committed with michal42 Jun 24, 2011
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@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@
$line =~ s/([\s(])__iomem\s/$1/g;
$line =~ s/\s__attribute_const__\s/ /g;
$line =~ s/\s__attribute_const__$//g;
+ $line =~ s/\b__packed\b/__attribute__((packed))/g;
$line =~ s/^#include <linux\/compiler.h>//;
$line =~ s/(^|\s)(inline)\b/$1__$2__/g;
$line =~ s/(^|\s)(asm)\b(\s|[(]|$)/$1__$2__$3/g;

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