KS2007: The greater kernel ecosystem and user-space APIs
Posted Sep 16, 2007 6:31 UTC (Sun) by mkerrisk
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Parent article: KS2007: The greater kernel ecosystem and user-space APIs
In the wrapper-and-syscall-nearly-identical case, you could describe the
differences in a NOTE in the section 3 page.
Yes, but what I want to avoid is people having to look in two places to get all the information they need. Or looking in just one of those two places and not getting all the info that they require (and not realizing that they don't have all the information, if for example they only look in the section 2 page).
Ideas are always welcome!
It just seems clumsy to have
user-callable stuff documented in section 2: on other Unixes that's not
what it's for.
It is not clear to me other Unix implementations always have a clear .2 / .3 divide. Lacking the source, it's not easy to be sure what is done in libc before a syscall is invoked.
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