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Old 09-16-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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Calling a system call from a system call?

Is it legal to call a newly defined system call from within another system call (say, vfs_read in /fs/read_write.c for example)?

If so, what do I need to include in read_write.c? A test program in user-space defined the following:

#include <ctype.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include "linux-2.6.16/include/asm-i386/unistd.h" // < modified

_syscall2(int, testCall, int, arg01, int, arg02)
...and I was able to use testCall. However, modifying read_write.c with the above lines added complains about "kernel_errno" being undeclared.

(btw, I'm just playing around with the kernel here; I don't expect to be messing with the system calls in a real program)

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.


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