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SubjectRe: PATCH: AFS system call registration function (was Re: Two fixes for 2.4.19-pre5-ac3)
On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 09:58:00PM -0400, Derrick J Brashear wrote:
> The version we have now uses long, so... (read on)

I know..

> we have people with deployed utilities which call the afs system call,
> because, well, it's the AFS system call. it would be good to maintain
> compatibility with those, which means we should
> a) keep using the same system call if we can
> b) if so, keep using "long".


AFS is currently not in mainline. You request a new feature, in this
case an optional syscall that only was reserved previously. In
general we don|t merge random stuff asis in the kernel just because it
happens to exist. There is no reason you canb't add a sane API
for openafs 1.3
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