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


    On Tue, 27 Oct 1998, Alan Cox wrote:
    >
    > > I much prefer a "getpagesize()" system call on architectures that need it,
    > > instead of needlessly polluting some configuration space.
    >
    > Your obsession with new syscalls is misguided IMHO Linus. getpagesize()
    > is a library issue. Hell it doesnt matter if glibc implements it by doing
    > maps on each power of 2 boundary and seeing which is the first not to tail.
    >
    > So why do we need a getpagesize() syscall in the first place 8)

    We don't. Notice my "on architectures that need it" comment. Which
    definitely means that i386 will never see it.

    Linus


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