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On Monday 27 June 2005 13:42, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 01:30:06PM +0400, Alexander Zarochentsev wrote:
> > -- procfs has seq_file and sysconfig interfaces below the VFS and l-k
> > people do not complain each day about layering violation ;-) Procfs is
> > taken as an example because it deals with objects of different types,
> > actually anybody may create own procfs objects more or less general way.
>
> seq_file actually works at the file_operations level, that's exactly
> what I'm telling you to do. The old sub-callbacks are on their way out.

not exactly. I meant that seq_file has its own VFS-like thing struct
seq_operations.

So I may assume that having own objects and their operations is allowed. The
complains are about adding unnecessary level of indirection in the trivial
reiser4 wrappers as reiser4_write().

> > I don't belive that you want to see all reiser4-specific things as item
> > plugins, disk format plugins in the VFS.
>
> If you'd read the previous discussions you'd see that no one complained
> about disk format plugins.

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