On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 08:38:39PM +0100, Richard Sandiford wrote:
> MIPS is the only port to call its fstatat()-related syscalls
> "__NR_fstatat". Now I can see why that might be seen as every
> other port being wrong, but I think for o32, it is at best confusing.
> __NR_fstat provides a plain (32-bit) stat while __NR_fstatat provides a
> 64-bit stat. Changing the name to __NR_fstatat64 would make things more
> explicit, match x86, and make the glibc port slightly easier.
> The current name is more appropriate for n32 and n64, but it would be
> appropriate for other 64-bit targets too, and those targets have chosen
> to call it __NR_newfstatat instead. Using the same name for MIPS would
> again be more consistent and make the glibc port slightly easier.
> I'm not wedded to this idea if the current names are preferred,
> but FWIW...
I may have prefered the current naming at the time because they seemed to
be more logical to me when I choose those names but I'm not married to