Re: [PATCH 0/11] generic compat_sys_sysctl

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Thu Nov 05 2009 - 19:48:58 EST

> I am in the process of cleaning up, and converting the binary sysctl
> sysctl call into a wrapper on top of the text based proc/sys.
> A first step in that process is to introduce a generic
> compat_sys_sysctl to reduce the number of places I have to touch.
> The following patcheset is the start of my series for handling that.
> The only architecture specific changes should be replace the
> current architecture name for it's 32bit compat syscall with
> compat_sys_sysctl, and deleting the architectures private
> 32bit compat syscall. The only requirement is that CONFIG_COMPAT
> be set when you need compat_sys_sysctl.
> These patches should just work, but an eyeball from someone who is
> familiar with the architecture specific details would be appreciated.
> I have only tested the 32bit compat code on x86_64.

I forgot to mention, my plan is to carry these patches in my tree
until the next merge window opens. That way I will be able to build
on top of them, without having to worry what happens if someone is
slow to merge the patches.

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