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Subject[PATCH 1/3] powerpc: Replace NR_syscalls macro from asm/unistd.h
__NR_syscalls macro holds the number of system call exist in POWERPC
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 untill
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 moved the
NR_syscalls macro from asm/unistd.h to uapi/asm/unistd.h. The macro
name also 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.

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

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h
index c19379f..54732f9 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h
@@ -11,8 +11,7 @@

#include <uapi/asm/unistd.h>

-#define NR_syscalls 389
+#define NR_syscalls __NR_syscalls

#define __NR__exit __NR_exit

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h b/arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
index 985534d..f999df2 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
@@ -401,4 +401,6 @@
#define __NR_rseq 387
#define __NR_io_pgetevents 388

+#define __NR_syscalls 389
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