5 Apr 2001 andersee   » (Master)

I got busybox running on ia64 today, which ended up being a lot more work then expected. On most architectures, you can use the _syscall[0-5] macros from /usr/include/asm/unistd.h, but for some silly reason that I don't understand, the ia64 developers made those macros reference a kernel symbol. Ugh. I only needed two syscalls that were not in glibc on ia64, and those I just stuck in wrapper functions which use syscall() to do the dirty work. Managed to shave off about 500bytes in the process -- even more if you include insmod.

While fixing up busybox, I fixed up uClibc's syscall support a bit by adding a few obscure syscalls also provided by glibc. Mostly kernel module related stuff. This has the nice side effect that busybox compiles vs uClibc again (the syscall adjustment had broken it).

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