[PATCH v10 1/3] arm64: Add __NR_* definitions for compat syscalls
arnd at arndb.de
Fri Jul 4 04:17:43 PDT 2014
On Friday 04 July 2014 20:05:47 AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
> On 07/04/2014 07:06 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Friday 04 July 2014 16:28:29 AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
> >> From: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
> >> This patch adds __NR_* definitions to asm/unistd32.h, moves the
> >> __NR_compat_* definitions to asm/unistd.h and removes all the explicit
> >> unistd32.h includes apart from the one building the compat syscall
> >> table. The aim is to have the compat __NR_* definitions available but
> >> without colliding with the native syscall definitions.
> >> And adds more syscall definitions for 3.16.
> > Can you explain in more detail why you want to add those macros? I've
> > looked at all three patches in the series but can't find any code using
> > them.
> Right. "unistd32.h" is not used by this patch, but by lib/compat_audit.c.
> when I thought of adding audit support for arm64, there was duplicated code
> of auditing compat system calls across many architectures.
> lib/compat_audit.c fixes this issue but at the same time it also requires
> __NR_* macros for a couple of compat system calls which arm64 didn't have.
> In the first implementation, I generated an extra generated/asm/unistd_32.h
> from the original asm/unist32.h by using a sed script. But Catalin suggested
> (agreed?) to modify unistd32.h for this purpose.
Ok, thanks for the explanation. It would be good to have that in the changeset
comment as well, in case other people wonder about the same question.
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