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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] generic sys_ipc wrapper
On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 07:55:44PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Add a generic implementation of the ipc demultiplexer syscall. Except for
> s390 and sparc64 all implementations of the sys_ipc are nearly identical.
> There are slight differences in the types of the parameters, where mips
> and powerpc as the only 64-bit architectures with sys_ipc use unsigned long
> for the "third" argument as it gets casted to a pointer later, while it
> traditionally is an "int" like most other paramters. frv goes even further
> and uses unsigned long for all parameters execept for "ptr" which is a pointer
> type everywhere. The change from int to unsigned long for "third" and back
> to "int" for the others on frv should be fine due to the in-register calling
> conventions for syscalls (we already had a similar issue with the generic
> sys_ptrace), but I'd prefer to have the arch maintainers looks over this
> in details.
> Except for that h8300, m68k and m68knommu lack an impplementation of the
> semtimedop sub call which this patch adds, and various architectures have
> different strategies for the SHMAT version 1 case which apparently never
> gets used - at least on i386 it seems superflous as the compat code on
> x86-64 and ia64 doesn't even bother to implement it.
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
sh bits look fine, too.

Acked-by: Paul Mundt <>

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