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SubjectRe: [PATCH] linux/magic.h for magic numbers
Ian Kent wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Sep 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> An IRC discussion sparked a memory: most filesystems really don't
>> need to put anything at all in include/linux. Excluding API-ish
>> filesystems like procfs, just about the only filesystem symbols that
>> get exported outside of __KERNEL__ are the *_SUPER_MAGIC symbols,
>> and similar symbols.
>> After seeing the useful attributes of linux/poison.h, I propose a
>> similar linux/magic.h.
>> We can see from the patch below that this permitted the deletion of a
>> couple headers, where the *_SUPER_MAGIC symbol was the only thing in the
>> entire header.
>> Other non-filesystem-related magic numbers could get moved here
>> eventually, if maintainers so desire, but I wanted to start off with the
>> obvious low-hanging fruit.
> Would be good to include autofs in this lot.
> Defined in linux/autofs/autofs_i.h
> Defined in linux/autofs4/autofs_i.h
> as
> #define AUTOFS_SUPER_MAGIC 0x0187


Andrew, please add the "magic" branch of

to the list of trees you pull.



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