[lkml]   [2004]   [Mar]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: [PATCH] cowlinks v2
    On Sat, 20 March 2004 10:03:05 -0500, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
    > What happens if the disk fills while you are making the copy? Will
    > open(2) on an *existing file* then return ENOSPC?

    Correct. It would be possible to always succeed and return -ENOSPC
    on every write(). But then mmap() has the same problem again, so
    serious headache would be the only gain from this little excercise.

    > I do not think you can implement this without changing the interface
    > to open(2). Which means applications have to be made aware of it
    > anyway. Which means you might as well leave your implementation as-is
    > and let userspace worry about creating the copy (and dealing with the
    > resulting errors).

    Good point. Vote is now 2:0 for the simple approach.


    "Translations are and will always be problematic. They inflict violence
    upon two languages." (translation from German)
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 14:01    [W:0.019 / U:0.276 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site