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From: Firoz Khan <>
To: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
	Paul Mackerras <>,
	Michael Ellerman <>,
	Arnd Bergmann <>, Ram Pai <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
	Breno Leitao <>,
	Boqun Feng <>,,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Philippe Ombredanne <>,
	Kate Stewart <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/4] powerpc: system call table generation support
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:33:14 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The purpose of this patch series is, we can easily
add/modify/delete system call table support by cha-
nging entry in syscall.tbl file instead of manually
changing many files. The other goal is to unify the 
system call table generation support implementation 
across all the architectures. 

The system call tables are in different format in 
all architecture. It will be difficult to manually
add, modify or delete the system calls in the resp-
ective files manually. To make it easy by keeping a 
script and which'll generate uapi header file and 
syscall table file.

syscall.tbl contains the list of available system 
calls along with system call number and correspond-
ing entry point. Add a new system call in this arch-
itecture will be possible by adding new entry in 
the syscall.tbl file.

Adding a new table entry consisting of:
        - System call number.
        - ABI.
        - System call name.
        - Entry point name.
	- Compat entry name.
	- spu entry name, if required.

ARM, s390 and x86 architecuture does exist the sim-
ilar support. I leverage their implementation to 
come up with a generic solution.

I have done the same support for work for alpha, 
ia64, m68k, microblaze, mips, parisc, sh, sparc, 
and xtensa. Below mentioned git repository contains
more details about the workflow.

Finally, this is the ground work to solve the Y2038
issue. We need to add two dozen of system calls to 
solve Y2038 issue. So this patch series will help to
add new system calls easily by adding new entry in the

Changes since v1:
 - optimized/updated the syscall table generation 
 - fixed all mixed indentation issues in syscall.tbl.
 - added "comments" in syscall_*.tbl.
 - changed from generic-y to generated-y in Kbuild.

Firoz Khan (4):
  powerpc: add __NR_syscalls along with NR_syscalls
  powerpc: move macro definition from asm/systbl.h
  powerpc: add system call table generation support
  powerpc: generate uapi header and system call table files

 arch/powerpc/Makefile                       |   3 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/Kbuild             |   4 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/systbl.h           | 396 ---------------------------
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h           |   3 +-
 arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild        |   2 +
 arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h      | 389 +-------------------------
 arch/powerpc/kernel/Makefile                |  10 -
 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/Makefile       |  61 +++++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl    | 408 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/  |  36 +++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/  |  41 +++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/systbl.S                |  37 +--
 arch/powerpc/kernel/systbl_chk.c            |  60 ----
 arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spu_callbacks.c |  17 +-
 14 files changed, 575 insertions(+), 892 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 arch/powerpc/include/asm/systbl.h
 create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/Makefile
 create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl
 create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/
 create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/
 delete mode 100644 arch/powerpc/kernel/systbl_chk.c


             reply	other threads:[~2018-11-14 10:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-14 10:03 Firoz Khan [this message]
2018-11-14 10:03 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] powerpc: add __NR_syscalls along with NR_syscalls Firoz Khan
2018-11-14 10:03 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] powerpc: move macro definition from asm/systbl.h Firoz Khan
2018-11-19 16:11   ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-14 10:03 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] powerpc: add system call table generation support Firoz Khan
2018-11-19 16:48   ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-14 10:03 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] powerpc: generate uapi header and system call table files Firoz Khan

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