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Old 12-16-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy add a system call in 2.6.36 kernel

im facing this problem..

i want to add a new system following this guide .

in this step 6 he said add __NR_mycall to some number, in unistd.h...

My problem here is..
1) in include/asm/unistd.h there are are around 1079 calls for different hardwares. and the __NR_SYSCALLS is also defined many places...

I dont know where to add my new system call....

and another qn is ..

whether the number for syscall in unistd.h and arch/x86/syscall_32.s both should be same?or they can be different...please help me out here...

Thanks in advance
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I moved your thread to Linux - Kerne for better exposure in order to get responses that will aid.
Old 12-17-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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I think the guide you have mentioned above is written for the earlier linux kernel version. In linux-2.6.32 there is no such file but there is a file name include/asm-generic/ for implementing the system call you have to make change in arch/x86/include/asm/unistd_32.h if you are using i386 processor. For further help you can see on the following links-


Edit: Please don't post duplicates that differ only in the links you provide -- use the "Edit" feature if that was an accident. Merged your posts.

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