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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:55:21 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Wasm support patch 2 (static syscalls)

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 06:52:22PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> * John Starks <> [2017-11-28 16:51:19 +0000]:
> > What if you redefine the syscall numbers in wasm to be function
> > pointers to the actual syscalls, e.g. #define SYS_unlink
> > ((long)&__syscall_unlink). Then __syscall and friends can just
> > apply the arguments to the function pointer. This should play nice
> > with the linker and probably optimizes well.
> you have to be able to cast it to the right type of
> function pointer then and pass the right amount of
> arguments.

To make this formally correct, I think all the __syscall_x functions
should just take 6 (or 7?) arguments and always be called with a dummy
arg of 0 in the additional slots. This can be done in the wasm
syscall_arch.h with no changes to musl code.


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