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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/5] powerpc: system call table generation support
On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 11:41:35AM +0530, Firoz Khan wrote:
> The purpose of this patch series is, we can easily
> add/modify/delete system call table support by cha-
> nging entry in syscall.tbl file instead of manually
> changing many files. The other goal is to unify the
> system call table generation support implementation
> across all the architectures.
>
> The system call tables are in different format in
> all architecture. It will be difficult to manually
> add, modify or delete the system calls in the resp-
> ective files manually. To make it easy by keeping a
> script and which'll generate uapi header file and
> syscall table file.
>
> syscall.tbl contains the list of available system
> calls along with system call number and correspond-
> ing entry point. Add a new system call in this arch-
> itecture will be possible by adding new entry in
> the syscall.tbl file.
>
> Adding a new table entry consisting of:
> - System call number.
> - ABI.
> - System call name.
> - Entry point name.
> - Compat entry name, if required.
> - spu entry name, if required.
>
> ARM, s390 and x86 architecuture does exist the sim-
> ilar support. I leverage their implementation to
> come up with a generic solution.
>
> I have done the same support for work for alpha,
> ia64, m68k, microblaze, mips, parisc, sh, sparc,
> and xtensa. Below mentioned git repository contains
> more details about the workflow.
>
> https://github.com/frzkhn/system_call_table_generator/
>
> Finally, this is the ground work to solve the Y2038
> issue. We need to add two dozen of system calls to
> solve Y2038 issue. So this patch series will help to
> add new system calls easily by adding new entry in the
> syscall.tbl.
>
> Changes since v3:
> - split compat syscall table out from native table.
> - modified the script to add new line in the generated
> file.
Hi Firoz,

This version(v4) booted fine in IBM Power8 box.
Compiled with 'ppc64le_defconfig' aginst https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/powerpc/linux.git/commit/?h=merge&id=a26b21082959cee3075b3edb7ef23071c7e0b09a

Reference failure v3 version: https://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/linuxppc-dev/2018-November/182110.html

Regards,
-Satheesh.
>
> Changes since v2:
> - modified/optimized the syscall.tbl to avoid duplicate
> for the spu entries.
> - updated the syscalltbl.sh to meet the above point.
>
> Changes since v1:
> - optimized/updated the syscall table generation
> scripts.
> - fixed all mixed indentation issues in syscall.tbl.
> - added "comments" in syscall_*.tbl.
> - changed from generic-y to generated-y in Kbuild.
>
> Firoz Khan (5):
> powerpc: add __NR_syscalls along with NR_syscalls
> powerpc: move macro definition from asm/systbl.h
> powerpc: add system call table generation support
> powerpc: split compat syscall table out from native table
> powerpc: generate uapi header and system call table files
>
> arch/powerpc/Makefile | 3 +
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/Kbuild | 4 +
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/syscall.h | 3 +-
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/systbl.h | 396 --------------------------
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h | 3 +-
> arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild | 2 +
> arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h | 389 +------------------------
> arch/powerpc/kernel/Makefile | 10 -
> arch/powerpc/kernel/entry_64.S | 7 +-
> arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/Makefile | 63 ++++
> arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 427 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscallhdr.sh | 37 +++
> arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscalltbl.sh | 36 +++
> arch/powerpc/kernel/systbl.S | 40 ++-
> arch/powerpc/kernel/systbl_chk.c | 60 ----
> arch/powerpc/kernel/vdso.c | 7 +-
> arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spu_callbacks.c | 17 +-
> 17 files changed, 606 insertions(+), 898 deletions(-)
> delete mode 100644 arch/powerpc/include/asm/systbl.h
> create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/Makefile
> create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl
> create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscallhdr.sh
> create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscalltbl.sh
> delete mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/systbl_chk.c
>
> --
> 1.9.1
>

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