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SubjectRe: [patch] export ufs_fs.h to userspace
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On Thursday 08 February 2007, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 02:46:16AM -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > was ufs_fs.h purposefully not exported to userspace or did it just slip
> > through the cracks ? assuming the latter scenario, the attached patch
> > touches up the relationship between ufs_fs.h and its sub headers (like
> > ufs_fs_sb.h) so that we can export it ... the silo bootloader takes
> > advantage of this header for example
>
> We should only export kernel interfaces and ufs_fs.h isn't one. silo
> wants it because it defines the ufs format - but the linux structs for
> that can and do change, e.g. adding unions when we add support for the
> gazillion+1st ufs format variant. silo should just grab a copy of it
> that it's happy with it and update it when it needs to support another
> format variant (which I think is a rather theoretical issue as silo
> only supports the solaris/sparc format IIR)

seems logical to mean, thanks for the response
-mike
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