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    SubjectRe: The disappearing sys_call_table export.

    On 05.08, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 10:10:21PM +0300, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
    > > Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > >
    > > >Maybe you have a different notion of proper mechanism then everyone
    > > >else.
    > > >
    > > Out of personal interest - would a mechanism that promised the following
    > > be considered a "proper mechanism"?
    > > 1. Work on all platforms.
    > > 2. Allow load and unload in arbitrary order and timings (which also
    > > means "be race free").
    > > 3. Have low/zero overhead if not used
    > No, the most important point is that a proper meachanism wouldn't
    > replace syscall slots but rather operate on kernel objects (file, inode
    > vma, task_struct, etc..). Linus has expressed a few times that
    > he has no interest in loadable syscalls and any core developer I've
    > talked to agrees with that.

    Don't have followed the whole thread, so I don't know if somebody has already
    said this, but all this thing about hooks looks perfect for projects like
    bproc or mosix, have you talked to them ?
    (perhaps Erik Hendriks <> -bproc- is following the thread...;) )

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