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SubjectRe: Syscall numbers for BProc
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> The reason it is the way it is because when I'm trying to avoid
> stomping on other syscalls, having a small foot print is a good thing.
> BProc will always be a fringe kind of thing. Adding more than a
> syscall or two seems like quite a bit of polution in the main kernel
> to me. Similarly, I don't think the main kernel should include the
> BProc patch. It changes fairly often, isn't 100% unintrusive and
> would be used by less than .1% of people out there.
> Breaking out every call into a separate syscall number would also make
> it more difficult to add new features in the future.

Well, first of all, multiplexes break a lot of tools. But worse, they
lead to really badly designed APIs partially because of lack of
review. You have just demonstrated this phenomenon...

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