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[23/39] modify_ldt.2: Use syscall(SYS_...); for system calls without a wrapper

Message ID 20210510175546.28445-24-alx.manpages@gmail.com
State New
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Series man2: SYNOPSIS: Fix headers, use syscall(), and other fixes | expand

Commit Message

Alejandro Colomar \(man-pages\) May 10, 2021, 5:55 p.m. UTC
Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com>
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 man2/modify_ldt.2 | 15 ++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/man2/modify_ldt.2 b/man2/modify_ldt.2
index 8ce9ed252..b67a67690 100644
--- a/man2/modify_ldt.2
+++ b/man2/modify_ldt.2
@@ -27,11 +27,19 @@ 
 modify_ldt \- get or set a per-process LDT entry
 .SH SYNOPSIS
 .nf
-.BI "int modify_ldt(int " func ", void *" ptr ", unsigned long " bytecount );
+.BR "#include <asm/ldt.h>" "         /* Definition of " "struct user_desc" " */"
+.BR "#include <sys/syscall.h>" "     /* Definition of " SYS_* " constants */"
+.B #include <unistd.h>
+.PP
+.BI "int syscall(SYS_modify_ldt, int " func ", void *" ptr ,
+.BI "            unsigned long " bytecount );
 .fi
 .PP
 .IR Note :
-There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
+glibc provides no wrapper for
+.BR modify_ldt (),
+necessitating the use of
+.BR syscall (2).
 .SH DESCRIPTION
 .BR modify_ldt ()
 reads or writes the local descriptor table (LDT) for a process.
@@ -168,9 +176,6 @@  is neither 0, 1, 2, nor 0x11.
 This call is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs intended
 to be portable.
 .SH NOTES
-Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call; call it using
-.BR syscall (2).
-.PP
 .BR modify_ldt ()
 should not be used for thread-local storage, as it slows down context
 switches and only supports a limited number of threads.