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uapi/linux/irqnr.h was emitted by the UAPI disintegration script as an empty
file because the parent linux/irqnr.h had no UAPI stuff in it, despite being
marked with "header-y".

Unfortunately, it patch deletes the empty file when applying a kernel patch.

It's not clear why this file is part of the UAPI at all.  Looking in:


there's nothing there but a header reinclusion guard and a comment.

So just stick a comment in there as a placeholder.

Without this, if the kernel is fabricated from, say, a tarball and a patch, you
can get this error when building x86_64 or usermode Linux (and probably

include/linux/irqnr.h:4:30: fatal error: uapi/linux/irqnr.h: No such file or directory

Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
cc: Randy Dunlap <>
cc: Alessandro Suardi <>

 include/uapi/linux/irqnr.h |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/irqnr.h b/include/uapi/linux/irqnr.h
index e69de29..ae5704f 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/irqnr.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/irqnr.h
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+ * There isn't anything here anymore, but the file must not be empty or patch
+ * will delete it.
+ */

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