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SubjectRe: 64-bit shm: abi problems
"David S. Miller" <> writes:

> From: (Kanoj Sarcar)
> Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 10:32:51 -0800 (PST)
> "shm_segsz" might be flipped, yes.
> This is what I was referring to.
> The change being mentioned in this discussion cannot happen as-is.
> You should add a new system call entry which provides the new ABI,
> and preserve the old ABI in the existing entry. Or find some other
> method to export the new functionality.
> You cannot simply change the ABI and still use the old system call
> entry, this is not an option.

On many platforms you probably do not need a new syscall. They use the
sys_ipc demultiplexer and you can simply add a new sys_ipc command.


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