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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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