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- Of course! There are the The Single UNIX® Specification, Issue 7 from The Open Group and there also it The Linux Programming Interface by Michael Kerrisk User:ScotXWt@lk 11:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC) – Reference,
- Single UNIX Specification/POSIX, latest version from December 2008 named SUSv4/POSIX.1-2008 defines (here) 1191 interfaces offered to programs by POSIX-conformant systems.
- Theses "interfaces"/"facilities" are system calls, such as e.g. write, as well as functions present in GNU C Library
- Conforming to http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/syscalls.2.html the Linux kernel 3.9 had about 381 system calls, see also cgit
- Conforming to http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/html_mono/libc.html#Library-Summary the glibc 2.19 had about 1000 functions
188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:18, 27 April 2014 (UTC) "People such as Lennart Poettering openly advocate writing software solely for the Linux kernel–user space API instead of POSIX" Even though I agree with that, that would require a reference.