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Re: [PATCH 10/16] lib: General Linux RV64 syscall support.

From: Danny Milosavljevic
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/16] lib: General Linux RV64 syscall support.
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 13:31:56 +0200


On Tue, 04 May 2021 11:05:13 +0000
"W. J. van der Laan" <laanwj@protonmail.com> wrote:

> On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 at 5:48 PM, Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@gnu.org> 
> wrote:
> > Why use openAT here instead of open?
> On modern kernels, open() is a wrapper for openat(). It is provided for 
> backwards compatibility with older binaries only.

>Newer architectures do not have these backwards compatibility constraints, so 
>don't have that syscall at all. The only way to open is thus to use openat().

I see.

> Same for the other syscalls I've replaced in this patch. Doing it in some way 
> is a necessity, unfortunately.

Which kernel version introduced openat() on architectures we want to use? (x86, 
x86_64, arm, risc-v)
Is it old enough that it makes sense for us to have it as a minimum version 

I'm thinking of maybe just always using openat in mes on all architectures--if 
that's possible without downsides.

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