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    SubjectRe: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2
    On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Al Viro wrote:
    > >
    > > Eww... Idea of pipe(2) taking flags as argument...
    > Right. That was one of the patches, and it was one that I said was too
    > damn ugly to live.
    > So I instead suggested the alternate approach of adding a single new
    > system call that runs another system call indirectly, with a set of flags
    > and/or other behaviour modifications.

    What if we put a data section in the vdso and we let userspace set the
    flags or whatever in there? Syslets could use one of those bits to set the
    "threadlet mode" w/out calling a syscall at all.
    In that way we have no new syscalls whatsoever. No?

    - Davide

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