[lkml]   [2007]   [Feb]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: -mm merge plans for 2.6.21
    On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 17:35:35 +0000
    David Woodhouse <> wrote:

    > On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 15:07 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > lutimesat-simplify-utime2.patch
    > > lutimesat-extend-do_utimes-with-flags.patch
    > > lutimesat-actual-syscall-and-wire-up-on-i386.patch
    > >
    > > Do we want this? Ulrich says so. Will merge, I guess.
    > 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.

    > This makes sure that people adding system calls will design the API for
    > the new system call appropriately, rather than trying to implement
    > compat support as an afterthought and only then realising that they wish
    > the original had been done differently. We've seen examples of this
    > where it would have been _trivial_ to adjust the API slightly to make
    > compat syscalls a non-issue, but the developer just didn't _think_ about
    > it until the syscall was set in stone.
    > This new system call seems to need compat_ support but lacks it, so I
    > would suggest you shouldn't merge it just yet.

    OK, thanks.
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2007-02-09 22:47    [W:0.023 / U:1.820 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site