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Re: [PATCH] Add key management syscalls to non-i386 archs

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add key management syscalls to non-i386 archs
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 10:50:27 -0700
Cc: dhowells@redhat.com, torvalds@osdl.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, discuss@x86-64.org, sparclinux@vger.kernel.org, linuxppc64-dev@ozlabs.org, linux-m68k@vger.kernel.org, linux-sh@m17n.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.arm.linux.org.uk, parisc-linux@parisc-linux.org, linux-ia64@vger.kernel.org, linux-390@vm.marist.edu, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi Linus, Andrew,
>  > 
>  > The attached patch adds syscalls for almost all archs (everything barring
>  > m68knommu which is in a real mess, and i386 which already has it).
>  > 
>  > It also adds 32->64 compatibility where appropriate.
> 
>  Umm, that patch added the damn multiplexer that had been vetoed multiple
>  times.  Why did this happen?

Fifteen new syscalls was judged excessive and the keyfs interface was
judged slow and bloaty.


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