Re: [PATCH 2/4] m68k: Replace NR_syscalls macro from asm/unistd.h
From: Firoz Khan
Date: Tue Sep 18 2018 - 08:17:11 EST
On 18 September 2018 at 15:34, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Firoz,
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 9:16 AM Firoz Khan <firoz.khan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 9 August 2018 at 13:00, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > One first comment below...
>> > On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 7:16 AM Firoz Khan <firoz.khan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> NR_syscalls macro holds the number of system call exist in m68k
>> >> architecture. This macro is currently the part of asm/unistd.h file.
>> >> We have to change the value of NR_syscalls, if we add or delete a
>> >> system call.
>> >> One of patch in this patch series has a script which will generate
>> >> a uapi header based on syscall.tbl file. The syscall.tbl file
>> >> contains the number of system call information. So we have two
>> >> option to update NR_syscalls value.
>> >> 1. Update NR_syscalls in asm/unistd.h manually by counting the
>> >> no.of system calls. No need to update NR_syscalls untill
>> >> we either add a new system call or delete an existing system
>> >> call.
>> >> 2. We can keep this feature it above mentioned script, that'll
>> >> count the number of syscalls and keep it in a generated file.
>> >> In this case we don't need to explicitly update NR_syscalls
>> >> in asm/unistd.h file.
>> >> The 2nd option will be the recommended one. For that, I moved the
>> >> NR_syscalls macro from asm/unistd.h to uapi/asm/unistd.h. The macro
>> >> name also changed form NR_syscalls to __NR_syscalls for making the
>> >> name convention same across all architecture. While __NR_syscalls
>> >> isn't strictly part of the uapi, having it as part of the generated
>> >> header to simplifies the implementation.
>> > It can indeed not be part of the UAPI, as UAPI definitions can never change,
>> > while new syscalls will be added in the future, increasing the number ;-)
>> Thanks for your reply :)
>> Sorry for the delayed response :(
>> I would like to keep __NR_syscalls macro to uapi header in order to simplify
>> the system call table generation script. Otherwise the __NR_syscalls
>> macro need to update manually. That become a problem.
>> Please check the below implementation in uapi file make sense?
>> It is an easy workaround to leave __NR_syscalls macro in uapi/asm/unistd.h
>> and enclose it in #ifdef __KERNEL__
>> #define __NR_pwritev2 378
>> #define __NR_statx 379
>> #ifdef __KERNEL__
>> #define __NR_syscalls 380
> #ifdef __KERNEL__ sounds fine to me.
Thanks for the reply. I'll post v2 patches ASAP with this changes.
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