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SubjectRe: libc types [was: SCSI device numbering]

>Not so pessimistic. I plan to submit a series of patches to the kernel
>so that it (i) gets a kdev_t that is a pointer to a structure,
>(ii) gets new, versioned, stat and mknod system calls,
>iii) learns about a new struct stat, with larger dev_t,
>here all of this works with the current libc.

Actually I ask that you *dont* add new stat, mknod, etc syscalls.
You should add xstat, xmknod, etc instead. The idea was that eventually
xstat() and friends would eventually become a syscall instead of a wrapper
in libc, and this would basically solve a lot of the backwards compatibility
issues.

-Eric

--
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep,
And lines to code before I sleep, And lines to code before I sleep."


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