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SubjectRe: [patch] clone_startup(), 2.5.31-A0
David Mosberger wrote:
>>>>>>On 13 Aug 2002 12:52:11 -0700, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> said:
>>>>>
>
> >> The clone() system call cannot be used by portable applications
> >> *AT ALL*, since it inherently needs a user-space assembly
> >> wrapper. It's just a matter of how you define the interface to
> >> the assembly wrapper.
>
> The function call issue is a separate question though. If you want to
> argue that the libc clone() wrapper is broken, fine by me. (BTW:
> wasn't that you who complained about platform-specific Linux syscalls
> recently? ;-)
>

I was, however, the flaws that you complained of had nothing to do with
the syscall -- it's all in the syscall wrapper (which is required for
clone(), like it or not.)

-hpa


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