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    SubjectRe: [Fwd: Getting IOCTL's into VFS File System Drivers]
    Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
    > The problem with this is there's a chicken and egg situation. I cannot
    > call any IOCTL's until a volume is first mounted (which is not very
    > helpful). NetWare and Windows 2000 both support IOCTL's into the file
    > system driver. I need to be able to talk to the file system without any
    > volumes mounted.

    If you need to configure the filesystem before the root is mounted, you
    can either:
    a) use initrd to tweak the fs via a /dev node.
    b) pass the config information on the kernel command line. look at the
    drivers/block/md.c for an example.

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    Brian Gerst

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