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Re: [PATCH v3] add kexec_load() syscall

On 05/23/2012 10:49 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
So, what do others think? Should maximilian continue to clean up this
and get it integrated - or should we reject this because of the few users?

We can collect other opinions, but I think we should defer the actual decision until after 2.16 (which for now is not materially distinguishable from deciding to reject it). If the clean-up involves cleaning up the header situation as I suggested, that will take somewhat longer to resolve since it is a kernel dependency.

I missed in your review the comment on the header cleanup - and agree with it. So, let's wait for now on that before adding the header.

Btw. regarding adding the syscall, I see in linux/syscalls.list already similiar esoteric syscalls like create_module without any header support. I wouldn't object to do this for kexec_load as well,

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