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Re: sys_syscall patch.

To: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>
Subject: Re: sys_syscall patch.
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 14:02:10 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <3D16F891.78A333BA@mips.com>; from carstenl@mips.com on Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 12:46:41PM +0200
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On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 12:46:41PM +0200, Carsten Langgaard wrote:

> > > At least it makes my system work as well as for the 32-bit kernel.
> >
> > What programs btw are using syscall()?  To be honest I don't recall one ...
> 
> /sbin/rpc.lockd.
> It use syscall() to indirectly call the 'sys_nfsservctl' syscall, why it
> doesn't do the syscall directly is beyond me.

More historic garbage - the kernel NFS server for a long time didn't
have it's own, registered syscall.

  Ralf

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