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Re: extended attributes support on powerpc

To: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: extended attributes support on powerpc
From: Keith Owens <kaos@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 13:35:46 +1100
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Your message of "Sun, 27 Jan 2002 17:28:36 -0900." <20020127172836.A17042@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, 27 Jan 2002 17:28:36 -0900, 
Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>in the i386 version you seem to be adding about 25 dummy syscalls, am
>i correct in assuming this is just `padding' to avoid conflicts if
>Linus allocates some new syscalls?  is the same necessary/wise to do
>on powerpc as well?

For initial testing it is easier to use the next 3 free entries.  We
added the padding to avoid having to renumber each time Linus used
another syscall number.  I wish Linus would take the patch for
assigning dynamic syscall numbers, alas he has ignored the last 5 times
I sent the patch :(


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