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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] generic sys_old_select
On 01/06/2010 09:41 AM, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 06:34:38PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 10:32:59AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 06:21:12PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>>> Add a generic implementation of the old select syscall, which expects it's
>>>> argument in a memory block and switch all architectures over to use it.
>>> Don't we want an ifdef around compat_sys_old_select() like the one
>>> around sys_old_select()?
>> Because nothing in compat.c does it. If we want to bother saving those
>> few bites we should do it for more functions, and in a consistant way.
> Actually, I'd be a lot happier if we had lib/syscall/old_select.c, instead
> of cluttering fs/select.c with that. Objections?

I'd prefer a toplevel directory, syscall/ or libsyscall/, instead of
hiding it under lib/ -- I really wouldn't expect to find full syscall
implementations under lib/ -- but otherwise the idea makes sense.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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