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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 13/36] x86/ioport: add ksys_ioperm() helper; remove in-kernel calls to sys_ioperm()
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 01:43:08AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 08:05:06PM +0100, Dominik Brodowski wrote:
> > Using this helper allows us to avoid the in-kernel calls to the sys_ioperm()
> > syscall.
>
> Why not do_ioperm or kernel_ioperm as for most other syscalls?

The newly introduced ksys_*() functions/helpers/wrappers take the same
parameters and use the same calling conventions as the "real" syscalls, and
are made available through include/linux/syscalls.h for (at least temporary)
in-kernel use.

Contrary to that, do_*() are mostly kept internal to one file or subsystem,
and seem to be more flexible with the calling convention. Same for
kernel_*().

But if you prefer the do_*() or kernel_*() namespace for the
in-kernel-syscall-equivalent for fs/*, I'm fine with that, just let me know.

Thanks,
Dominik

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