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NAME

       socketcall - socket system calls

SYNOPSIS

       int socketcall(int call, unsigned long *args);

DESCRIPTION

       socketcall()  is  a  common  kernel  entry  point for the socket system
       calls.  call determines which socket function to invoke.   args  points
       to a block containing the actual arguments, which are passed through to
       the appropriate call.

       User programs should call the  appropriate  functions  by  their  usual
       names.   Only  standard library implementors and kernel hackers need to
       know about socketcall().

CONFORMING TO

       This call is specific to Linux, and should  not  be  used  in  programs
       intended to be portable.

NOTES

       On  a  few  architectures,  for  example ia64, there is no socketcall()
       system call; instead socket(2), accept(2), bind(2), and  so  on  really
       are implemented as separate system calls.

SEE ALSO

       accept(2),   bind(2),   connect(2),   getpeername(2),   getsockname(2),
       getsockopt(2), listen(2), recv(2),  recvfrom(2),  recvmsg(2),  send(2),
       sendto(2),    sendmsg(2),    setsockopt(2),   shutdown(2),   socket(2),
       socketpair(2)

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