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    SubjectRe: [patch] Assigning syscall numbers for testing
    Russell King wrote:
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    > On Mon, Dec 24, 2001 at 07:05:31PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > > it. However, I think it needs to be allocated *regardless* of whether Linus
    > > > takes the patch into his kernel. Even if the patch is simply used outside
    > > > Linus's kernel, it still needs the allocation to truly be safe.
    > >
    > > Negative numbers are safe until Linus has 2^31 syscalls, at which point
    > > quite frankly we would have a few other problems including the fact that
    > > the syscall table won't fit in kernel mapped memory.
    >
    > Please leave the allocation of the exact number space to the port
    > maintainers discression.

    Why not assign 1 syscall that gets the name of an experimental syscall
    as its first argument and does the demultiplexing?

    Ciao, ET.
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