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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Allow more than PAGESIZE data read in configfs
    On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 12:24:35PM -0700, Chandra Seetharaman wrote:
    > On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 13:10 -0700, Joel Becker wrote:
    > > Issues of PAGE_SIZE and attribute size aside, the patch posted
    > > was incorrect. While they used seq_file, they implemented it in a
    > I do not think it is incorrect. It provides a simplest interface to
    > configfs's clients.

    I understand that it provides a simple sed(1)-based change for
    existing clients. However, it abuses seq_file in exactly the wrong way.

    > > completely inefficent fashion, filling the entire buffer in one ->show()
    > > call rather than letting multiple read(2) calls iterate their list.
    > So, are you suggesting that we should provide a generic seq_operations
    > interface to configfs's clients ?

    Yes, if we provide a vector type in any way, it should be via
    seq_operations or something like it. If we're going to use seq_file, we
    should use it correctly.



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    is working when he's staring out of the window"
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    Joel Becker
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