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Re: [PATCH] alternative to sys_indirect, part 1

From:  Alan Cox <>
To:  Ulrich Drepper <>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH] alternative to sys_indirect, part 1
Date:  Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:25:14 +0100
Message-ID:  <>
Archive-link:  Article

> - I decided against using the O_* flags here.  Most are not useful and
>   we might need the bits for something else at some time.  Hence the
>   new SOCKFL_* flag.  The intend is to define SOCKFL_CLOEXEC and
>   O_CLOEXEC to the same value.  In this case there is zero overhead.

Given we will never have 2^32 socket types, and in a sense this is part
of the type why not just use


that would be far far cleaner, no new syscalls on the socket side at all.

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