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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/7] remove all remaining _syscallX macros
    On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 11:00 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
    > On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 10:53 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > >
    > > > /usr/include/linux is _not_ a place to dump "reference code" in lieu of
    > > > documentation on using kernel interfaces.
    > >
    > > At least for the system call interface it was always. It is not
    > > my fault you're trying to suddenly redefine it to be something else.
    > I'm trying to 'suddenly redefine' kernel headers as something that
    > _isn't_ just a library of random crap for people to abuse in userspace
    > as they see fit, then whine when something breaks even though it was
    > never really guaranteed to work when abused in that way anyway.
    > So far, you're just reminding me why that needed to be done.
    > > > Besides, the _syscallX implementations in the kernel were generally
    > > > unsuitable for use [as a reference implementation]
    > >
    > > I disagree. I used them and they worked great for me.

    the x86_64 macros use the VDSO page? great! I didn't know that.
    But that would make them unusable for kernel use I suspect...

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