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Re: extended attributes support on powerpc

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Subject: Re: extended attributes support on powerpc
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 18:47:24 -0900
In-reply-to: <2690.1012185346@ocs3.intra.ocs.com.au>; from kaos@sgi.com on Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 01:35:46PM +1100
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On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 01:35:46PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> 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

i assume the numbering doesn't affect userland at all, its only used
for internal compilation of the kernel correct?  

> assigning dynamic syscall numbers, alas he has ignored the last 5 times
> I sent the patch :(

$ ls -l /dev/Linus
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       4 Jan 27  2002 /dev/Linus -> /dev/null
$

;-)

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Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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