On Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:40:54 +1100
Nathan Scott <email@example.com> wrote:
madvise, fadvise, lseek, etc seem to work OK.
I get repeatedly traumatised by patch rejects whenever a new syscall gets
added, so I'm biased.
The advantage of a command flag is that we can add new modes in the future
without causing lots of churn, waiting for arch maintainers to catch up,
potentially adding new compat code, etc.
Rename it to "mode"? ;)
I'm inclined to merge this patch nice and early, so the syscall number is
stabilised. Otherwise the people who are working on out-of-tree code (ie:
ext4) will have to keep playing catchup.