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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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