Subject: Re: Syscall number space
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
Date: 08/27/2007 14:59:20
On Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 06:53:56PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I think it's reasonable to expect that vendors building proprietary
> systems from NetBSD should be able to add systems calls and not worry
> that they'll be stomped when importing the canonical NetBSD sources
> at some point in the future. I'd like to propose that we reserve system
> calls 450-500 (or at least, perhaps, 450-475) for vendor use and commit
> to not use them up later in a NetBSD release.
I'm quite happy if we have such a reservation. It also makes it easier
to test new system calls for developers.
I would suggest to add them to the actual table as unused entries
though. That dramatically reduces the likelihood of accidental changes.