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Subjectglibc developers refuse to support user land fake FS syscalls

Stephen, I don't think the glibc folks are in the right about this one,
do you see any merit in their position? Is there anything I don't
understand about this that justifies the glibc developer's position?

Hans

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> From: Miklos.Szeredi@eth.ericsson.se (Miklos Szeredi)
> To: loic@ceic.com
> Subject: Re: AVFS + Ext2 + reiserfs
> Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 17:08:33 +0200
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> Hi!
>
> > Now that it's done, I will bind it to AVFS so that the application
> > does not even need to use specific system calls.
>
> Maybe you are better off, if you just replace the __av_virt<sys_call>
> with your sys_<syscall> functions. If you want to add your fs to the
> avfs module interface you'll need to do a fair amount of converting
> (see src/modules/alien.c).
>
> > P.S. I'm having trouble using avfs-0.4 on RedHat-6.0. I guess that's
> > because of the glibc2...
>
> I have bad news: The Glibc developers deceded that such libraries as
> AVFS have no place in this world. So effectively they made it
> impossible for me to make AVFS work on glibc 2.1 and up. I have talked
> about this with them but the current situation will stay.
>
> Instead I'm thinking about a solution partly implemented in kernel
> (maybe with the help of the CODA filesystem kernel interface).
>
> Good luck to your work!
> Miklos

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