Subject: Re: Compiling NetBSD with another compiler.
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/13/2007 18:37:26
On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 03:38:55PM -0000, De Zeurkous wrote:
> >[no quote]
> One question -- why not modify the syscall entry code to handle
> compatibility?

(a) Not all renamed functions are system calls.
(b) The stub in libc determines the number of the system call. The
COMPAT_* just provides the old number of the system call with some
conversion glue.