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    SubjectRe: [patch] jiffies wraparound [Re: 2.1.125 Show stopper list: Draft]

    On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, David S. Miller wrote:
    > I do agree however that all of these sort of items should be unified
    > into one sysconf() interface. We were just lucky on Sparc and
    > inherited the system call from SunOS etc.

    I consider the current sysconf() interface infinitely yucky. It was a very
    painful experience going through the code to fix up the stuff to use the
    new mm interfaces in early 2.1.x. It's trying to be way too generic for
    very little gain.

    I much prefer a "getpagesize()" system call on architectures that need it,
    instead of needlessly polluting some configuration space.


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