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Re: errno assignment in _syscall macros and glibc

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de (Ralf Baechle)
Subject: Re: errno assignment in _syscall macros and glibc
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 20:26:42 +0100 (BST)
Cc: aj@suse.de (Andreas Jaeger), mfklar@ponymail.com (Mike Klar), linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: <20000625204334.E1572@bacchus.dhis.org> from "Ralf Baechle" at Jun 25, 2000 08:43:34 PM
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> Andreas - I think the syscall interface should finally officially be
> declared a private interface between libc and the kernel, that is nobody
> except these two should use it.  Many of the other attempts to use it
> have been quite problematic - portabilitywise and worse.

Don't make it too private. glibc is still worryingly large for some embedded
applications. Between a libc and the kernel yes, between glibc and the kernel
no.

Alan


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