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

To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add key management syscalls to non-i386 archs
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:18:50 +0100
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On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 10:50:27AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 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.

Maybe 15 syscalls just means the API is goddamn awfull and we certainly
shouldn't merge it as-is.


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