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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] alternative to sys_indirect, part 1
    Michael Kerrisk wrote:
    > On 4/24/08, Alan Cox <> wrote:
    >>> But this approach fixes just one of the interfaces. There are 7 or 8
    >> > other interfaces that need to solve the same problem. What about
    >> > those?
    >> Actually it seems to fix most of them.
    > Am I missingg something? How? There a number of system calls that
    > have neither a flags argument, nor another argument that we can
    > overload (as you propose with socket()). For those, we'd need new
    > system calls os sys_indirect().

    sys_indirect is a total red herring here, since it won't help one iota
    making the userspace interface comprehensible - it just introduces a
    different calling convention that the C library will have to thunk.


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