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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] clone64() and unshare64() system calls
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 7:38 PM,  <sukadev@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> But as Jon Corbet pointed out in the the thread above, it looked like
> adding a new system call has been the "traditional" way of solving this
> in Linux so far and there has been no consensus on a newer approach.
>

I thought that the consensus was that adding a new system call was
better than trying to force extensibility on to the existing
non-extensible system call.

But if we are adding a new system call, why not make the new one
extensible to reduce the need for yet another new call in the future?

Paul


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