IPC(2)              Linux Programmer's Manual              IPC(2)

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.

SEE ALSO
       accept(2), bind(2), connect(2),  getpeername(2),  getsock-
       name(2),  getsockopt(2),  listen(2), recv(2), recvfrom(2),
       send(2), sendto(2), setsockopt(2), shutdown(2), socket(2),
       socketpair(2)

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