Re: [Fastboot] Re: [announce] kexec for linux 2.6.6

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 00:21:03 EST

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 05:30:52AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 04:16:03PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > But if we need additional infrastructure to "add new syscalls via VDSO" then
> > this should be in the base kernel, even if it's empty, yes?
> Linus has vetoed dynamic syscall registration a few times. And I agree
> with him, dynamic syscalls are the best way to get completely crappy
> interfaces.

And why not definitely assign sort of a "multiplexed syscall" entry,
a la sys_socketcall() ? It could be shared by lots of non-mainline projects
and have a greater chance of being stable along the time.


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