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Date:	Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:49:54 +0000
From:	Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>
To:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, Matthew Wilcox <matthew@....cx>,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-arch@...r.kernel.org, linux@....linux.org.uk,
	dhowells@...hat.com, ysato@...rs.sourceforge.jp,
	tony.luck@...el.com, geert@...ux-m68k.org, zippel@...ux-m68k.org,
	gerg@...inux.org, schwidefsky@...ibm.com,
	heiko.carstens@...ibm.com, jdike@...toit.com, tglx@...utronix.de,
	mingo@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] generic sys_old_select

On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 02:22:41PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > If we do that let's do it consistantly for various old syscalls, not
> > an odd one out.
> 
> Yes, and it would be a good idea to do so, rather than hiding all these
> compatibility calls in all kind of random places.
> 
> There is, however, a reason *not* to do it which should be carefully
> considered: by co-locating the compatibility version with the modern
> version, it gets access to static functions that are part of the
> implementation of the modern version.  If we move the compatibility
> versions out, it may entail having to export those statics.

So we don't move such ones...  I agree that it's a separate patch
queue, BTW.
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