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SubjectRe: [RFC][v8][PATCH 0/10] Implement clone3() system call
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 04:49:05PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 10/12/2009 09:49 PM, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> >
> > This patchset implements a new system call, clone3() that lets a process
> > specify the pids of the child process.
> >
> A system call named clone3() taking two parameters is just too weird to
> live. No, please.

Except we can't use clone2() because it conflicts on ia64. Care to propose
a name you would prefer?

Also I was a bit suprised to discover there are plenty of examples where this
convention has not been followed: vm86, lseek64, and mmap2 to name a few. In
fact, of the 46 __NR_foo[[:digit:]]+, 36 break this convention on x86-32.

-Matt Helsley

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