[discuss] Re: [PATCH] Add key management syscalls to non-i386 archs

Andi Kleen ak at suse.de
Thu Oct 21 08:56:25 EST 2004

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 03:01:49PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> David, I applaud your effort to take care of this.
> However, this patch will conflict with what I've
> sent into Linus already for Sparc.  I also had to
> add the sys_altroot syscall entry as well.
> I've mentioned several times that perhaps the best
> way to deal with this problem is to purposefully
> break the build of platforms when new system calls
> are added.
> Simply adding a:
> #error new syscall entries for X and Y needed
> to include/asm-*/unistd.h would handle this just
> fine I think.

I don't think that's a good idea.  Normally new system calls 
are relatively obscure and the system works fine without them,
so urgent action is not needed.

And I think we can trust architecture maintainers to regularly
sync the system calls with i386.


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