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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/17] VFS: Implement the pioctl() system call
    On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:38:51PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
    > From: Jacob Thebault-Spieker <summatusmentis@gmail.com>
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    > Implement the pioctl() system call. This is used to support a number of AFS
    > functions, and could also be used for Coda and other filesystems.

    Umm, adding a new system call multiplexer without any structure is a
    serious no-go. And this one is much worse than ioctl, which with a
    fixed [fd,cmd,arg] tuple seems like a stronhold of sanity compred to this
    monster with multiple arguments and a path that may or may not be there.

    I think you'd be better of writing tools that use a sane interface than
    adding a big pile of crap like this to the kernel.



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