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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] VFS: per inode statfs (core)
On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 07:44:30 +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > This patch adds a statfs method to inode operations. This is invoked
> > > whenever the dentry is available (not called from sys_ustat()) and the
> > > filesystem implements this method. Otherwise the normal
> > > s_op->statfs() will be called.
> > >
> > > This change is backward compatible, but calls to vfs_statfs() should
> > > be changed to vfs_dentry_statfs() whenever possible.
> >
> > What the fuck for? statfs() returns data that by definition should
> > not depend on inode within a filesystem.
>
> Exactly. But it's specified nowhere that there has to be a one-one
> mapping between remote filesystem - local filesystem.

Unfortunately making statfs alone aware of them does not help. Most useful
tools that use statfs go to /proc/mouts, read all the entries and invoke
statfs for each path. So if for some non-root path different values are
returned, these tools won't see them anyway. So try to think about how to
provide the info about subfilesystems first.

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Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb@ucw.cz>
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