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SubjectRe: Getting IOCTL's into VFS File System Drivers
> extend the VFS to do the same types of things, it would mean Linux would
> only need a single set of "generic" file system repair, defrag, and
> backup/restore utilities that would work with all the FS drivers in
> Linux.

We've got a set. They run specific back ends as needed. For example the
e3fsck I have right now is /bin/true 8)

What you do on a disk problem is policy. Official unix religion #1 is that
policy goes in user space

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