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Re: Consensus around kernel syscall wrappers?
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>, "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo dot org>, Roland McGrath <roland at hack dot frob dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:41:43 -0400
- Subject: Re: Consensus around kernel syscall wrappers?
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On 08/17/2015 03:37 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 08/13/2015 10:06 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> Have we achieved consensus on the kernel syscall wrappers?
> I think it's worth adding another point, that the sole arbiter of the
> Linux API is Linus' kernel tree. Which means we won't wrap system calls
> (or ioctl constants) related to non-mainline extensions.
Yes and no.
There is precedent for doing some work early, but gating it on kernel version.
So you could use kernel-features.h to disable the code until some future kernel
version puts it in place.