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Re: PATCH: Add x32 dummy sysctl

"H.J. Lu" <> writes:

> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Roland McGrath <> wrote:
>>> X32 doesn't have _sysctl system call. ÂThis patch adds a dummy. ÂOK
>>> to install?
>> Then you shouldn't install <sys/sysctl.h> either. ÂSince these are added to
>> sysdep_routines and sysdep_headers in sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Makefile and
>> a linux/x32-specific Makefile would be before it, I think what you need to
>> do is set some variable in linux/x32/Makefile to say there's no sysctl and
>> then have linux/Makefile check that.
>> That's hacky, but it's better than moving the settings into copies
>> in every other linux/<machine>/Makefile.
>> Alternatively and arguably cleaner though a little less obvious:
>> move those additions from linux/Makefile into linux/
>> and give linux/Makefile:
>> include $(firstword $(wildcard $(sysdirs:=/
>> Then you can add a linux/x32/ to override linux/
>> with a dummy.
>> I like the latter one better. ÂIt certainly needs thorough comments.
> How about adding a _sysctl to return -1 and set errno to ENOSYS?

Isn't failure to build better for a system call that has never been nor
will ever be supported on an architecture?

At least on linux sysctl as a separate system call is dead.  We are just
gradually taking our time removing old cruft.


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