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From: Firoz Khan <firoz.khan@linaro.org>
To: linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org, Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>,
	Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>,
	Matt Turner <mattst88@gmail.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>,
	Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: y2038 Mailman List <y2038@lists.linaro.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-Arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com>,
	Marcin Juszkiewicz <marcin.juszkiewicz@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/5] alpha: system call table generation support
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:47:51 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALxhOngxbsYFSbK1Y0okuiTmjWEQ8Zcd4vQ0OezhXBgXH82DtA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1542101513-22010-1-git-send-email-firoz.khan@linaro.org>

Hi Folks,

On Tue, 13 Nov 2018 at 15:02, Firoz Khan <firoz.khan@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> 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 ia64, m68k,
> microblaze, mips, parisc, powerpc, sh, sparc and xtensa.
> Below mentioned git repository contains more details
> about the workflow.
>
> https://github.com/frzkhn/system_call_table_generator/
>
> 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 syscall.tbl.
>
> changes since v2:
>  - changed from generic-y to generated-y in Kbuild.
>  - made changes in syscall.tbl for removing entry -
>    alpha_ni_syscall.
>
> changes since v1:
>  - optimized/updated the syscall table generation
>    scripts.
>  - fixed all mixed indentation issues in syscall.tbl.
>  - added "comments" in syscall.tbl.
>  - enclosed __NR_sycalls macro with __KERNEL__.
>  - added missing new line.
>
> Firoz Khan (5):
>   alpha: move __IGNORE* entries to non uapi header
>   alpha: remove CONFIG_OSF4_COMPAT flag from syscall table
>   alpha: add __NR_syscalls along with NR_SYSCALLS
>   alpha: add system call table generation support
>   alpha: generate uapi header and syscall table header files

Could someone review this patch series and queue it for 4.21
through alpha tree would be great.

Thanks
Firoz

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-12-14 15:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-13  9:31 Firoz Khan
2018-11-13  9:31 ` [PATCH v3 1/5] alpha: move __IGNORE* entries to non uapi header Firoz Khan
2018-11-13  9:31 ` [PATCH v3 2/5] alpha: remove CONFIG_OSF4_COMPAT flag from syscall table Firoz Khan
2018-11-13  9:31 ` [PATCH v3 3/5] alpha: add __NR_syscalls along with NR_SYSCALLS Firoz Khan
2018-11-13  9:31 ` [PATCH v3 4/5] alpha: add system call table generation support Firoz Khan
2018-11-13  9:31 ` [PATCH v3 5/5] alpha: generate uapi header and syscall table header files Firoz Khan
2018-12-14 15:17 ` Firoz Khan [this message]
2018-12-19 15:59   ` [PATCH v3 0/5] alpha: system call table generation support Matt Turner
2018-12-19 17:08     ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-12-21 16:46       ` Matt Turner
2018-12-22 10:27         ` Stephen Rothwell

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