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SubjectRe: [RFC][v8][PATCH 9/10]: Define clone3() syscall
On 10/22/2009 07:26 PM, Michael Kerrisk wrote:
>> "3" is number of arguments.
> sys_clone3(struct clone_struct __user *ucs, pid_t __user *pids)
> It appears to me that the number of arguments is 2.

It was 3 at one point... I'm not sure when that changed last :-/

>> It's better than "extended" or something like
>> that simply because "extended" just means "more than", and a number at least
>> tells you *how much more than*.
> I'm not sure why you think including a number in the name tells us
> "how much more than". Unless you are considering the numbering to be
> version numbers, which apparently is not what you mean.

It is a version number of sorts.


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