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From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
Cc: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-arch@vger.kernel.org,
	Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Add preadv and pwritev system calls.
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:21:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081212182142.46dcf220@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081212170347.GR26095@parisc-linux.org>

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:03:47 -0700
Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 05:02:05PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> > I'd *really* hate it to have the same system call with different
> > argument ordering on different systems though.  Especially when swapping
> > two integer values, so gcc wouldn't error out on wrong usage.
> 
> We can always permute it further:
> 
> int fd, int vlen, loff_t pos, const struct *

Or you could add cobol calling syntax or pass the arguments in XML
format ?

Any particular reason you want to make things hell for programmers and
the standard people. Follow the BSD one at least to user space. Anything
else will just lead to pain and suffering later on the standardisation
front.

Alan

  reply	other threads:[~2008-12-12 18:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-12-12 14:00 Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-12 15:29 ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-12-12 15:48   ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-12 15:51     ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-12-12 16:02       ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-12 17:03         ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-12-12 18:21           ` Alan Cox [this message]
2008-12-12 19:02             ` Russell King
2008-12-12 18:29         ` Scott Lurndal
2008-12-12 19:07           ` Russell King
2008-12-12 19:56             ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-12 19:56               ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-12 20:12               ` Russell King
2008-12-12 20:39                 ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-12 20:39                   ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-14 18:19               ` Pavel Machek
2008-12-15 16:37         ` Jennifer Pioch
2008-12-15 20:43           ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-16  9:57             ` Arnd Bergmann
2008-12-17  1:45               ` [osol-code] " Dan Mick
2008-12-17  1:45                 ` Dan Mick
2008-12-12 19:47   ` Arnd Bergmann
2008-12-12 20:02     ` Gerd Hoffmann
2008-12-14 11:49   ` Heiko Carstens
2008-12-15  4:14   ` Paul Mackerras
2008-12-15  6:20     ` David Miller
2008-12-12 15:40 ` Ralf Baechle
2008-12-12 16:59 ` Russell King
2008-12-13  1:18 ` Michael Kerrisk

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