Re: [patch 0/7] uml: some invasive changes for -mm

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Re: [patch 0/7] uml: some invasive changes for -mm

Bodo Stroesser
Blaisorblade wrote:

> This is the first of a series of 7 invasive patches for the -mm tree, which
> are to be reviewed (not only by UML folks), and possibly merged for the
> 2.6.13 cycle.
>
> The first one splits the i386 syscall table out of entry.S, without any real
> change for them (the file is included in the old place); if there are any
> syscall table changes, please be careful; this maybe means place *this* one
> before the others (or even merge now the i386 code movement part); I don't
> want that this patch is modified and that subtle bugs are introduced. The
> code movement is a really trivial code movement, however (no hidden changes).
>
> This is needed to enable us to include the i386 syscall table, so that we are
> sure that they match. I already handled the real differences between i386 and
> UML (see the patch).
I love this idea and it fits well to UML/s390, where syscall table already
lives in a separate source.
As change and grow of syscall tables is not really coordinated between different
arches, this change will simplify maintenance of UML-subarches a lot.

                Bodo
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