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    SubjectRe: Getting IOCTL's into VFS File System Drivers

    Excerpts from internet.computing.linux-kernel: 10-Nov-99 Re: Getting
    IOCTL's into VF.. by Michael Nelson@iapetus.c
    > > If NT really does what you describe... Well, small wonder that it's so
    > > bloated.
    > As far as I know, Chkdsk, the FS-specific checking DLLs, etc... are all
    > user mode code. I don't know what mechanism Jeff is referring to re: auto
    > invoking chkdsk on volume mounts, so I can't say how that's accomplished
    > (probably makes a callback to user mode to invoke the utilities).

    What about a user level library of tools for each FS, kind of like how
    Imlib handles different image file formats? That keeps the code in user
    mode but would allow generic tools.

    - Jim Bruce

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