Re: [PATCH] Making it easy to add system calls

george anzinger (
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 23:11:54 -0800

Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Your patch makes it impossible to tell at an easy glance which syscall
> is which number. The current code makes it quite obvious which numbers
> are assigned to which syscalls, and which syscall numbers are available
> for use. We lose valuable information with this patch, even if it does
> wind up to be functionally equivalent.

Of course the numbers as well as comments on the inactive or unused
entries could be added, just as they are today. I had also considered
the possiblility of adding the system call proto type as a parameter
in the macro. This could lead to a rather complete one entry
description of the call.

Still, it seems to not be in favor, so I will let it drop.

George Anzinger
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