Subject: Re: syscall.master upcoming changes
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/02/1999 23:23:38
On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 05:11:01PM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> 1. add EXCL keyword, for syscalls that are excluded from the configured
>    kernel. This is to avoid the UNIMPL overloading which is not
>    self-explanatory. Right now one cannot tell if something is really
>    unimplemented or just excluded from the kernel.
> 2. fix all EXCL to list the syscall that it is excluded [this is a bug]
> 3. Add to all ifdef's for excluded syscalls || !defined(_KERNEL) so that
>    the userland kdump does not print '#n (excluded syscallname)(...)'
> 4. Prefix the lfs_ syscalls with sys_; these are the only syscalls that
>    do not start with sys_

Fine with me. (3. happens to be suggested by myself, at least independently.)