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SubjectRe: [PATCH] syscall exports - against 2.4.14-pre3
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Hi Linus,
> once again the syscall export patch - back to EXPORT_SYMBOL
> vs EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL due to some complaints, more syscalls
> as I dropped sys_call_table abuse in linux-abi.

The whole *point* of the sys_call_table "abuse" was to avoid having
the whole damn lot in the export list!

As a side effect it meant that any module that patched the
sys_call_table (funky tracers, security hot-fixes, whatever)
would work seamlessly with non-Linux binaries.

> Could you _please_ apply it - it is badly needed for foreign
> personalities compiled as modules.

I can't see why? iBCS always was a module for years before
linux-abi dumped it back in a humungous kernel patch.


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