Re: common name for the kernel DSO

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Thu Jun 19 2003 - 01:46:25 EST

David Mosberger wrote:
>>>>>>On 18 Jun 2003 23:18:02 -0700, "H. Peter Anvin" <> said:
> HPA> It's a pretty ugly name, quite frankly, since it doesn't explain what
> HPA> it is a gate from or to. or
> HPA> would make a lot more sense.
> Umh, it does say _linux_-gate, so I think it's pretty
> self-explanatory. I considered, but think it would
> cause a lot of confusion vis-a-vis, say, kernel32.dll (I didn't write
> that, did I??). I'm not terribly fond of linux-syscall, but I could
> live with it.

There is a lot of "linux" in userspace too, though.* to
start out with...


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