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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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