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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56
    Użytkownik Richard Gooch napisał:
    > Linus Torvalds writes:
    >>On Tue, 7 May 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
    >>>>>Fugly. What's wrong with readlink(2) as this "magic syscall"?
    >>>>Ehh - like the fact that it doesn't work on device files?
    >>>I can't find anything in Posix/SuS that says it isnt allowed to however 8)
    >>We can certainly do it, it just doesn't buy us much of anything, since
    >>none of the standard tools (ie "ls") will actually do the readlink() for
    >>anything but a symlink.
    >>So at that point it's just another magic syscall, except we've overloaded
    >>an old one.
    >>Which may certainly be acceptable, of course.
    > I wasn't suggesting a magic readlink(2). I was suggesting a *real*
    > one. Device nodes get stored in the physical tree (what you call
    > driverfs), and the entries in the logical tree are symlinks. Such as:
    > /dev/scsi/host0 symlink to /dev/bus/pci0/slot1/function2
    > or something like that. Easy to implement, easy to understand, easy to
    > manage.

    Now you take the last step toward solaris and realize why I was
    always against your solution (no personal offence)
    to the device management problem - they do it all in user space
    by precisely the above symlink system....

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