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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] inotify 0.10.0
Ray Lee <ray-lk@madrabbit.org> wrote:
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> The current way pads out the structure unnecessarily, and still doesn't
> handle the really long filenames, by your admission. It incurs extra
> syscalls, as few filenames are really 256 characters in length.

Why don't you pass a file descriptor into the syscall instead of a pathname?
You can then take a ref on the inode and userspace can close the file.
That gets you permission checking for free.
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