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SubjectRe: [PATCH 22/23] sysctl arm: Remove binary sysctl support
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Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> writes:

>
> NAK. Glibc uses these numeric sysctls to support ioperm emulation on ARM.
> Therefore, removal of these numeric sysctls breaks that user interface:
>
> static int iobase_name[] = { CTL_BUS, BUS_ISA, BUS_ISA_PORT_BASE };
> static int ioshift_name[] = { CTL_BUS, BUS_ISA, BUS_ISA_PORT_SHIFT };
> if (! sysctl (iobase_name, 3, &io.io_base, &len, NULL, 0)
> && ! sysctl (ioshift_name, 3, &io.shift, &len, NULL, 0))
> {
> io.initdone = 1;
> return 0;
> }

Those still exist in sysctl_binary.c are provided by reading
/proc/sys/bus/isa/membase, /proc/sys/bus/isa/portbase, and
/proc/sys/bus/isa/portshift.

The practical difference is that /proc support now must be compiled
in to support sys_sysctl.

Eric


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