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SubjectRe: RFC: disablenetwork facility. (v4)
On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 05:36:48PM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:

> Application writers know better what syscalls the application will call than
> application users.

Aren't you forgetting about libc? Seriously, any interface along the
lines of "pass a set of syscall numbers to kernel" is DOA:
* syscall numbers are architecture-dependent
* there are socketcall-style multiplexors (sys_ipc, anyone?)
* libc is free to substitute one for another
* libc is free to do so in arch-specific manner
* libc is free to do so in kernel-revision-specific manner
* libc is free to do so in libc-revision-specific manner
(... and does all of the above)
* new syscalls get added
* e.g. on sparc64 32bit task can issue 64bit syscalls


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