Re: why is intercepting system calls considerred bad?

From: Joshua Hudson
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 01:44:05 EST

On 7/20/06, Irfan Habib <irfan.habib@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I recently met a kernel janitor, who told me that intercepting system
calls is undesirable, why?

I'll bite.

You intercept. Somebody else intercepts. You want to stop intercepting.

For this reason, anybody who intercepts a system call must be compiled
in, and if two intercept the same system call, than the link order
dictates behavior.

Obviously not desirable.
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