Re: [PATCH v4 0/4] m68k: system call table generation support

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sat Oct 27 2018 - 10:47:39 EST

Hi Firoz,

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 7:06 AM Firoz Khan <firoz.khan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The purpose of this patch series is, we can easily add/modify/delete
> system call table support by changing entry in syscall.tbl file
> instead of manually changing many files. The other goal is to unify
> the system call table generation support implementation across all
> the architectures.
> The system call tables are in different format in all architecture.
> It will be difficult to manually add, modify or delete the system
> calls in the respective files manually. To make it easy by keeping
> a script and which'll generate uapi header file and syscall table
> file.
> syscall.tbl contains the list of available system calls along with
> system call number and corresponding entry point. Add a new system
> call in this architecture will be possible by adding new entry in
> the syscall.tbl file.
> Adding a new table entry consisting of:
> - System call number.
> - ABI.
> - System call name.
> - Entry point name.
> ARM, s390 and x86 architecuture does exist the similar support. I
> leverage their implementation to come up with a generic solution.
> I have done the same support for work for alpha, ia64, microblaze,
> mips, parisc, powerpc, sh, sparc, and xtensa. Below mentioned git
> repository contains more details.
> Git repo:-
> Finally, this is the ground work to solve the Y2038 issue. We need
> to add two dozen of system calls to solve Y2038 issue. So this patch
> series will help to add new system calls easily by adding new entry
> in the syscall.tbl.

Thanks for the update!

Can you please tell the audience what has been changed in v4?

When posting a new version of a patch or patch series, it is a good
idea to include a changelog in the cover letter and/or patches.




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