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    SubjectRe: An idea .... with code
    On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:24:30AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > jassi brar <jassi_singh_brar@yahoo.com> writes:
    >
    > > Lately a question has been bugging me: Why do we keep complicated(specific ioctls to set up and set free)
    >
    > Can you please expand a bit why you think losetup is that complicated
    > and what the problem is with it?
    >
    > AFAIK you're essentially just moving a minimal version of losetup
    > (with missing features like no offsets etc.) into the kernel and
    > frankly I fail to see the beauty in that. Or rather if you start with
    > losetup, why stop at mount, modprobe, ifconfig, mkfs, fsck, ls[1], ...?
    >
    > For me it seems more that most of the file system based command
    > interfaces (/proc/mtrr comes to mind) are quite hard to use

    Name four.

    > and I prefer a proper command line tool with a manpage and --help
    > and a real parser any day.

    Go write mtrrctl(1) and a manpage. You'll need it in case of
    ioctl-based interface anyway.



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