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    SubjectRe: sys_kcmp (was: Re: [PATCH 1/2] ARM: add finit_module syscall to ARM)
    On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 03:38:47PM +0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
    > On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 02:20:46PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
    > > 2. There allegedly exists a patch to remove x86isms from sys_kcmp -
    > > allegedly also in akpm's tree. However, I've looked through the code in
    > > mainline, and nothing stands out. Ralf Beachle also said yesterday that
    > > he has looked through from the MIPS PoV and also can't see any x86isms,
    > > so we're both thinking that it should merely have the x86 dependency
    > > removed.
    > >
    > > 3. Until the x86 dependency is gone (that depends on what akpm proposes to
    > > do with the patches he's allegedly sitting on), non-x86 arches can only
    > > reserve the syscall, and add an IGNORE for it.
    > There is a weak definition provided in kernel/sys_ni.c so it actually can
    > be properly wired up in preparation for the day when the dependency in
    > Kconfig gets fixed.
    > > It would be good to at least get fixed so arch maintainers
    > > get their warnings for new syscalls back.
    > Indeed. That script has become just too important.

    These are the patches from linux-next/akpm

    commit 6dfc4cffd24b0c7dc04ca36471a4a6b2a9fc1377
    Author: Heiko Carstens <>
    Date: Fri Sep 21 11:01:56 2012 +1000

    syscalls: make kcmp syscall available for all architectures

    commit 7f36f199e958ce7009285cd887323cb222ed6b1e
    Author: Heiko Carstens <>
    Date: Fri Sep 21 10:57:07 2012 +1000

    checksyscalls: fix "here document" handling

    So I guess this tree in a good shape just fix should
    go upstream, right?

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