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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

    loic@ceic.com writes:
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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
    > In-reply-to: <14202.22696.676435.973701@loic.ceic.com>
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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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