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Re: [Linux-ia64] [PATCH][RFC][CFT] remove global errno from the kernel,

To: Andreas Schwab <schwab@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [Linux-ia64] [PATCH][RFC][CFT] remove global errno from the kernel, make _syscallX kernel-only
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 11:29:53 -0200
Cc: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@gnu.org>, rth@dot.cygnus.com, linux-arm-kernel@lists.arm.linux.org.uk, dev-etrax@axis.com, linux-ia64@linuxia64.org, linux-m68k@lists.linux-m68k.org, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, grundler@cup.hp.com, cort@fsmlabs.com, linux-390@vm.marist.edu, gniibe@mri.co.jp, sparclinux@vger.kernel.org, ultralinux@vger.kernel.org, jdike@karaya.com
In-reply-to: <je3d1ra60s.fsf@sykes.suse.de>; from schwab@suse.de on Mon, Dec 31, 2001 at 02:11:31PM +0100
References: <20011230220500.A10224@gnu.org> <je3d1ra60s.fsf@sykes.suse.de>
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On Mon, Dec 31, 2001 at 02:11:31PM +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:

> |> Please CC me on replies as I'm not on any of the lists posted to.
> |> 
> |> My intention is to push these to Linus for 2.5 if everyone agrees.
> |> They're probably too intrusive for 2.4 (although I'd love people
> |> to convince me otherwise).
> 
> I wouldn't mind putting it into 2.4.

While it may break things in userspace it will hopefully ensure correctness
for userspace, so better kill 'em now than later.  _syscallX() has a too
long history of causing problems.

  Ralf

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