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SubjectRe: [PATCH] alternative to sys_indirect, part 1
Michael Kerrisk wrote:
> On 4/24/08, Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> 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.
-hpa


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