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SubjectRe: [Fwd: Getting IOCTL's into VFS File System Drivers]
"Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
>
> Peter,
>
> Pardon me, but what APIs? The problem here is that NT supplies the
> needed APIs and Linux doesn't. It's not a hack to allow folks to write
> USER/KERNEL drivers through a general IOCTL interface. Linux doesn't
> have one for FS drivers, but everyone else does. I can't use NWFS as a
> boot FS if I cannot open symbolic handles to talk to the FS driver.
>

You can't do that anyway! If it is the *ROOT* filesystem -- there is no
such thing as a "boot filesystem" in Linux -- you don't have any
userspace that you can open symbolic handles from.

There is clearly a disconnect here, and I have utterly no clue what
problem you're trying to solve. I'm pretty sure that you're asking the
wrong question, because the question you're asking makes no sense.

-hpa

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