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From: Jonathan Corbet <>
To: Dominik Brodowski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] syscalls: define and explain goal to not call syscalls in the kernel
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:35:18 -0600
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:25:27 +0200
Dominik Brodowski <> wrote:

> As there have been multiple inquiries on the rationale of my patchsets
> removing in-kernel calls to sys_xyzzy(), here is an updated patch 01/NN
> which I will push upstream for v4.17-rc1. I will also include a reference
> to this mail (and therefore to the explanation below) in all related
> patches of the series. Any improvements, hints, suggestions, spelling
> fixes, and/or objections?

I have no objections to the text, but I do wonder about the placement.
The "adding syscalls" document isn't about *invoking* them; I suspect that
few people will see it there.  The coding-style document isn't quite right
either, but I wonder if it might not be a better place in the short term?

What we may really need is an "assorted rules" document that sits near
coding style; we can put stuff like this text, "volatile considered
harmful", and so on there.


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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-25 16:25 Dominik Brodowski
2018-03-30 15:35 ` Jonathan Corbet [this message]
2018-03-30 18:31   ` Dominik Brodowski

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