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SubjectRe: {sys_,/dev/}epoll waiting timeout
On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Jamie Lokier wrote:

| ps. sys_* system-call functions should never return "int". They
| should always return "long" or a pointer - even if the user-space
| equivalent returns "int". Take a look at sys_open() for an example.
| Technical requirement of the system call return path on 64-bit targets.

Is this a blanket truism? For all architectures?

Should current (older/all) syscalls be modified, or should only new ones
(like epoll) be corrected?


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