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Re: Referring to syscall numbers in .S files
- From: Roland McGrath <roland at hack dot frob dot com>
- To: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:20:35 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Referring to syscall numbers in .S files
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I think using __NR_* directly makes the most sense. The whole SYS_*
convention was only ever there as API compatibility with BSD (for assembly
and the syscall function). I don't see any reason that Linux-specific
implementation code shouldn't just use the kernel-supplied names.