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SubjectRe: [RFC] Wine speedup through kernel module
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In article <20000911130248Z129203-383+2507@vger.kernel.org>,
David Howells <David.Howells@nexor.co.uk> wrote:
>
>Oliver Neukum <Oliver.Neukum@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
>> > (3) Even if it was... just filling in the syscall slot from a module means
>> > that it is possible for the module to be unloaded whilst the syscall is in
>> > use.

Note that all this is not the problem.

The problem is that dynamic system calls are not going to happen.

Why?

License issues. I will not allow system calls to be added from modules.
Because I do not think that adding a system call is a valid thing for a
module to do. It's that easy.

It's the old thing about "hooks". You must not sidestep the GPL by just
putting a hook in place. And dynamic system calls are the ultimate hook.

Linus


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