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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 0/8] ptp: IEEE 1588 hardware clock support
    On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:56:09 -0500 (CDT)
    Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com> wrote:

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    > On Fri, 24 Sep 2010, Alan Cox wrote:
    >
    > > Whether you add new syscalls or do the fd passing using flags and hide
    > > the ugly bits in glibc is another question.
    >
    > Use device specific ioctls instead of syscalls?

    Some of the ioctls are probably not device specific, the job of the OS in
    part is to present a unified interface. We already have a mess of HPET
    and RTC driver ioctls.

    Some of it undoubtedly is device specific.

    Alan


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