Re: [PATCH] introduce kernel_execve function to replace __KERNEL_SYSCALLS__

From: Chase Venters
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 14:30:31 EST

On Sunday 20 August 2006 13:25, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 12:36:49 -0500
> Chase Venters <chase.venters@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Unless 'errno' has some significant reason to live on in the kernel, I
> > think it would be better to kill it and write kernel syscall macros that
> > don't muck with it.
> We have been working in that direction. It's certainly something we'd like
> to kill off.

Perhaps Arnd's patch is a good step in that direction then. A secondary
suggestion is to put a big comment there that explains "Yes, we know this is
ugly, it's going to die soon."

I'd also consider going so far as just returning -1 if we failed, since we
can't quite trust errno anyway.

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