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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] stringbuf: A string buffer implementation
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    On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 20:35 -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

    [...]

    > > Multiple string objects can share the same data, by increasing the nrefs
    > > count, a new data is allocated if the string is modified and nrefs > 1.
    >
    > If we were trying to get rid of char * throughout the kernel, that might
    > make some sense; stringbufs have a more limited target though.
    >

    [...]

    No contest, my suggestions only make sense for a general uses string
    library.

    I suspect most in-kernel string manipulations are limited to prepare
    buffers to be copied to (and read from) user-space.


    - Eric


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