[PATCH 1/2] Extend sys_clone and sys_unshare system calls API

Jonathan Corbet corbet at lwn.net
Wed Jan 16 06:23:40 PST 2008

Hi, Pavel,

[Adding Ulrich]

> I use the last bit in the clone_flags for CLONE_LONGARG. When set it
> will denote that the child_tidptr is not a pointer to a tid storage,
> but the pointer to the struct long_clone_struct which currently 
> looks like this:

I'm probably just totally off the deep end, but something did occur to
me: this looks an awful lot like a special version of the sys_indirect()
idea.  Unless it has been somehow decided that sys_indirect() is the
wrong idea, might it not be better to look at making that interface
solve the extended clone() problem as well?


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