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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] dynamic syscalls revisited
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    On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 15:17 +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
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    > Actually they were dumped because dynamically syscalls are a really bad
    > idea, not because of implementation issues.
    >

    Yes, for most cases they are. But the implementation for them seemed to
    be too intrusive for the special case. This solution is not so
    intrusive, and can easily be compiled out. As I said, they are nice to
    have for a quick debugging, and may have other uses as well. The times I
    wished for them, was usually debugging a module and I didn't want to
    recompile the kernel and reboot. So instead I made awful hacks into the
    proc system or some make believe device to interface with.

    I'm just putting this out for others to use. If it doesn't get into the
    kernel, then so be it, but since this is not so intrusive, and can
    easily be used on all architectures, then the patch can surely help
    others.

    -- Steve

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