LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Kernel
User Name
Linux - Kernel This forum is for all discussion relating to the Linux kernel.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2013
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Purpose of syscalls.h

I'm learning the basics of making changes to the Linux kernel. I've made a very simple system call, which I have working. As I study the process of doing this and the files that need to be modified along the way, the one part that I don't understand is the file arch/x86/include/asm/syscalls.h.

What is the purpose of this file? As I look at this file, it seems that it is a place to declare the system calls, but I'm trying to understand its role in the system call process better.

Can anyone give me a brief explanation of what this file is for?

Old 01-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,790

Rep: Reputation: 650Reputation: 650Reputation: 650Reputation: 650Reputation: 650Reputation: 650
It has no role in the system call process, it's role is in building software. See header file definition


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] What is the purpose of lib64? How does it serve it's purpose? BMan8577 Linux - Newbie 2 09-20-2011 01:39 PM
unimplemented syscalls suresh.j Linux - Kernel 1 09-15-2010 09:03 AM
syscalls bandaru_sivakrishna Linux - Newbie 1 07-06-2009 12:08 PM
syscalls palisetty_suman Linux - Newbie 2 01-27-2009 10:35 PM
syscalls.h ashlesha Programming 3 04-03-2007 10:56 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration