Posted Nov 22, 2007 14:14 UTC (Thu) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
Parent article: sys_indirect()
> Naturally, it would be surprising to see applications ever making calls to
> indirect(), well, directly. A much more likely scenario is for uses of
> indirect() to be buried inside the C library, which would then export a
> more straightforward interface to the application.
I really hate this attitude. Especially if this argument is used to justify an ugly interface.
If the systemcall isn't supposed to be used directly by applications, it isn't worth existing.