Re: sys_recvmmsg: wire up or not?

From: Russell King
Date: Thu Jan 14 2010 - 04:37:34 EST

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 05:59:39PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Oh I definitely agree that a direct syscall is better, and I wonder in
> fact if I should add new syscalls in addition to socketcall for powerpc,
> for glibc to do a slow migration :-) I was just wondering about the
> inconsistency for archs like us who have socketcall today, to also have
> to define the syscall ...

On ARM, we used to use socketcall exclusively. We've since added all
the direct socket and IPC calls to our syscall table as part of the
big EABI shakeup. They certainly get used on EABI, whereas OABI has
a choice.

They were made available in two stages - first the numbers were reserved
and the calls were added to the call table. A few years later, we
exposed the syscall numbers in unistd.h.

It's now been almost 4 years since this was done, and there have been
no bug reports.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
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