[PATCH] remove bogus ppc_select syscall

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Oct 10 15:29:41 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 08:39 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> The ppc_select function was introduced in linux-2.3.48 in order to support
> code confusing the legacy select() calling convention with the standard one.
> Even 11 years ago, all correctly built code should not have done this and
> could have easily been phased out. Nothing that was compiled later should
> actually try to use the old_select interface, and it would have been broken
> already on all ppc64 kernels with the syscall emulation layer.
> This patch brings the 32 bit compat ABI and the native 32 bit ABI for
> powerpc into a consistent state, by removing support for both the
> old_select system call number and the handler for it.


It's me or the patch is whitespaces damaged ?


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