It is initialization using Designated Initializers.

The range based initialization is a gnu gcc extension.

To initialize a range of elements to the same value, write [first ... last] = value. This is a GNU extension. For example,

int widths[] = { [0 ... 9] = 1, [10 ... 99] = 2, [100] = 3 };

It is not portable. Compiling with -pedantic with tell you so.

How does it work here?
The preprocessor replaces #include <asm/unistd.h> with its actual contents( it defines miscellaneous symbolic constants and types, and declares miscellaneous functions ) in the range based construct, which are then further used for initializing the array of pointers.