I didn't post any of the changes to linux-kernel mailing list. Most of
the changes i am making now are SSI related i guess it is irrelevant to
send the changes i am making to linux-kernel-mailing list.Even now i
don't have a fully compiled linux-kernel for alpha with SSI cluster.
Once I reach to that point then I guess one should think of talking to
linux-kernel maintainers of the chances of getting the such changes made
to the kernel tree. From the compaq team what input i got was that
kernel_thread_with_pid may go away later and they may come up with
some thing different, which make very less changes to the kernel tree.
On 08 Sep 2001 14:31:57 -0700, Rayson Ho wrote:
> Did you post what you have done to the linux kernel list??
> It totally depends on Linus, if he doesn't like it, then it won't be in
> the offical tree...
> --- "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have some doubts regarding some of the functions in Linux kernel.
> > As
> > fas as alpha is concerned there is lot of difference in the function
> > naming and implementation when compared to x86. I am now changing
> > many
> > files in the linux kernel to have the functionality implemented.
> > eg:- kernel_thread_with_pid ended up in adding functions like
> > kernel_clone_with_pid
> > sys_clone_with_pid
> > alpha_clone_with_pid. ( because this is how kernel_thread function
> > is
> > already implemented.....I am not sure whether i am doing the right
> > thing. I am not an expert in assembly languages. Infact I am giving
> > my
> > frist try here on alpha...Some x86 I did long back)
> > Now the question. I am right now looking into file usercopy.c file.
> > Since alpha doesn't have a similar counterpart, I started with
> > /usr/include/asm/uaccess.h . But all the functions in this header
> > file
> > are 'extern inline' which I guess, if not able to inline will be
> > taken
> > only as a extern declaration. ( Correct me if I am wrong ).Now I am
> > trying to find corresponding global function, but i am not able to
> > locate.
> > Since this is involving lot of changes to linux kernel I doubt this
> > is a
> > right way of doing.Right now I am adding another file
> > (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
> > to linux kernel ( /usr/src/linux/arch/alpha/lib/usercopy.c ) in which
> > I
> > am planning to add all the functions,something similar to i386. I
> > have
> > got most of the functions done. But as I am going with the changes I
> > am
> > making, I am having further doubts regarding whether this is the
> > right
> > way.
> > Can someone suggest me any other way?
> > -aneesh
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