More syscall messaging commits, and some testing code as well.

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Wed Aug 13 04:57:44 PDT 2003

In article <Pine.GSO.4.44.0308131043540.20270-100000 at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Jan Grant wrote:

> That doesn't mean every system call needs to be made interruptable. It
> just means that long-lived system calls need to be interruptable: like
> NFS mounts are if you turn on intr (not sure why anyone doesn't turn
> that on).

because a lot of (stupid?) apps don't really handle the case of their backing
store going away very efficiently. if its a temporary thing you really should
have your apps block, but if I send an app a kill -9, even if its just as root,
I'd prefer them to die.

*sigh* we can all wish..


Adrian Chadd			<angryskul> learning is bad
<adrian at xxxxxxxxxxx>		  <angryskul> it just makes the people around you dumber
(angryskul == alfred at irc)	    <angryskul> :(

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