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Date:   Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:45:15 +0530
From:   Firoz Khan <>
To:, Tony Luck <>,
        Fenghua Yu <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Philippe Ombredanne <>,
        Kate Stewart <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/7] ia64: replace NR_syscalls macro from asm/unistd.h

NR_syscalls macro holds the number of system call exist in IA64
architecture. This macro is currently the part of asm/unistd.h
file. We have to change the value of NR_syscalls, if we add or
delete a system call.

One of the patch in this patch series has a script which will
generate a uapi header based on syscall.tbl file. The syscall.tbl
file contains the number of system call information. So we have
two option to update NR_syscalls value.

1. Update NR_syscalls in asm/unistd.h manually by counting the
   no.of system calls. No need to update NR_syscalls until we
   either add a new system call or delete an existing system

2. We can keep this feature it above mentioned script, that'll
   count the number of syscalls and keep it in a generated file.
   In this case we don't need to explicitly update NR_syscalls
   in asm/unistd.h file.

The 2nd option will be the recommended one. For that, I come up
with another macro - __NR_syscalls which will be updated by the
script and it will be present in uapi/asm/unistd.h. The macro
name changed form NR_syscalls to __NR_syscalls for making the
name convention same across all architecture. While __NR_syscalls
isn't strictly part of the uapi, having it as part of the generated
header to simplifies the implementation. We also need to enclose
this macro with #ifdef __KERNEL__ to avoid side effects.

Signed-off-by: Firoz Khan <>
 arch/ia64/include/asm/unistd.h      | 4 +---
 arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/ia64/include/asm/unistd.h b/arch/ia64/include/asm/unistd.h
index ffb705d..397b143 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/include/asm/unistd.h
+++ b/arch/ia64/include/asm/unistd.h
@@ -10,9 +10,7 @@
 #include <uapi/asm/unistd.h>
-#define NR_syscalls			326 /* length of syscall table */
+#define NR_syscalls		__NR_syscalls /* length of syscall table */
  * The following defines stop scripts/ from complaining about
diff --git a/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h b/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
index 4d590c9..4186dc2 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
+++ b/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
@@ -341,4 +341,8 @@
 #define __NR_preadv2			1348
 #define __NR_pwritev2			1349
+#ifdef __KERNEL__
+#define __NR_syscalls			326
 #endif /* _UAPI_ASM_IA64_UNISTD_H */

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