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From: Ian Munsie on 13 May 2010 22:10
Excerpts from Benjamin Herrenschmidt's message of Fri May 14 09:54:56 +1000 2010:
> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 17:43 +1000, Ian Munsie wrote:
> > From: Ian Munsie <imunsie(a)au1.ibm.com>
> > Some architectures have unusual symbol names and the generic code to
> > match the symbol name with the function name for the syscall metadata
> > will fail. For example, symbols on PPC64 start with a period and the
> > generic code will fail to match them.
> > This patch splits out the match logic into a standalone weak function
> > that can be overridden on archs with unusual symbol names.
> > Signed-off-by: Ian Munsie <imunsie(a)au1.ibm.com>
> > ---
> Acked-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh(a)kernel.crashing.org>
> Ian, I assume you will implement the support for the "special" ppc_*
> syscalls via a subsequent patch and not a respin of this one right ?
Yes, that will be in a separate patch or two.
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