Re: [PATCH 3/3] rcutorture/nolibc: add a bit of documentation to explain how to use nolibc

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Sat Dec 29 2018 - 12:55:28 EST

Hi Randy,

On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 08:50:09AM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> This is a good summary IMO. Thanks.
> And it's in good shape -- doesn't *require* any fixes.
> But if you do make any changes to it, here are a few suggestions. :)

Thanks very much.

> > + * This file is designed to be used as a libc alternative for minimal programs
> > + * with very limited requirements. It consists of a small number of syscall and
> > + * types definitions, and the minimal startup code needed to call main().
> type

Funny, I hesitated on this one and "fixed" it :-)

> > + * All syscalls are declared as static functions so that they can be optimized
> > + * away by the compiler when not used.
> > + *
> > + * Syscalls are split between 3 levels :
> Instead of "between", use either "among" or "into". and then "levels:".

Will do, thanks.

> > + * - the lower level is the arch-specific syscall() definition, consisting in
> > + * assembly code in compound expressions. These ones are called
> Apparently "these ones" is acceptable in UK English, not so in US English.

Oh I didn't know, I've used it quite a bit in the last decades, thinking
it was a valid plural for "this one". It seems like I should use "These"
instead, feel free to suggest otherwise.

> I don't like it, but we do accept UK English here. :)

I prefer to be corrected and to avoid using bad English, whether it's
US or UK, as much as I hate to make mistakes in French.

> > + * Some stdint-like integer types are defined. These ones are valid on all
> These are valid on all

OK, makes sense according to the point above.

> ciao. thanks.

I'm applying the changes right now to my local tree and will respin a
version. Thank you!