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Re: sys_syscall patch.

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: Re: sys_syscall patch.
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 14:04:03 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>, Carsten Langgaard <>,
In-reply-to: <00ee01c21b77$18522510$10eca8c0@grendel>; from on Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 02:02:49PM +0200
References: <> <00ee01c21b77$18522510$10eca8c0@grendel>
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On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 02:02:49PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> While I agree that rpc.lockd should directly invoke the desired
> system call if possible, having an indirect system call mechanism
> is something that has proved useful to me in the past on other
> Unices, and I would rather see it fixed than discarded.

The question is not wheather to drop this mechnism - we can't anyway for
compatibility reasons - but if a kernel or userspace implementation is
preferable for the future.


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