Re: [PATCH 1/3] generic sys_old_select

From: Al Viro
Date: Sat Jan 09 2010 - 23:51:23 EST

On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 02:22:41PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > If we do that let's do it consistantly for various old syscalls, not
> > an odd one out.
> Yes, and it would be a good idea to do so, rather than hiding all these
> compatibility calls in all kind of random places.
> There is, however, a reason *not* to do it which should be carefully
> considered: by co-locating the compatibility version with the modern
> version, it gets access to static functions that are part of the
> implementation of the modern version. If we move the compatibility
> versions out, it may entail having to export those statics.

So we don't move such ones... I agree that it's a separate patch
queue, BTW.
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