[PATCH 08/15] kexec: New syscall kexec_file_load() declaration

Andy Lutomirski luto at amacapital.net
Thu Jun 26 14:03:17 PDT 2014

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 1:43 PM, Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 04:33:37PM -0400, Vivek Goyal wrote:
>> This is the new syscall kexec_file_load() declaration/interface. I have
>> reserved the syscall number only for x86_64 so far. Other architectures
>> (including i386) can reserve syscall number when they enable the support
>> for this new syscall.
>> Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com>
>> CC: linux-api at vger.kernel.org
> +Loading initrd/initramfs is optional. Specify this flag if no initramfs
> +is being loaded. If this flag is set, kernel will ignore the value passed
> +in

This seems pointless.  Why not just pass -1 for initrd_fd to indicate
that no initrd is needed?


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