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    SubjectRe: _syscall2 in PIC code on ix86
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    On 17 Jan 2000 20:50:54 -0800, 
    hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) wrote:
    >By author: Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au>
    >> Please do not change the kernel to add _syscall_pic code, it is
    >> unnecessary bloat. It is a userspace problem which needs a userspace
    >> solution. I have these working defines for syscall_pic, but they
    >> should not go in the kernel.
    >
    >I don't really think that's the case; it's a kernel interface issue,
    >and since it's just a bunch of macros it doesn't add any bloat to the
    >kernel proper.

    Except that somebody has to define and maintain _syscall_pic for every
    architecture, and for all the combinations of -fcaller-saves,
    -fomit-frame-pointer, -pg etc. glibc 2.1.x has already done this with
    their generic syscall() interface, why add the same workload to the
    kernel?


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