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    SubjectRe: -mm merge plans for 2.6.21
    On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 02:50:12PM -0800, Davide Libenzi wrote:
    > On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, David Woodhouse wrote:
    >
    > > On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 13:45 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > > > I would strongly recommend that in the general case, you don't merge new
    > > > > system calls unless the corresponding compat_ system call is
    > > > > implemented.
    > > >
    > > > Good point.
    > >
    > > It's a _damn_ good point, but I see we went ahead and merged
    > > sys_epoll_pwait without it anyway -- despite the fact that it's
    > > include/linux/eventpoll.h which contains the example of why we should
    > > think first :)
    > >
    > > I think I even threw together an untested implementation of
    > > compat_sys_epoll_pwait() at one point to assist with that task, but it
    > > didn't seem to help much.
    >
    > Damn! I always forget. Doing it right now ...

    Which remembers me that I think that MIPS is using the non-compat version
    of sys_epoll_pwait for compat syscalls. But maybe MIPS doesn't need a compat
    syscall for some reason. Dunno.
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