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SubjectRe: [RFC] sane access to per-fs metadata (was Re: [PATCH] Documentation/ioctl-number.txt)
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In article <OF791BBBC5.E3FCBEEE-ON87256A18.005BA3B7@LocalDomain> you write:
>With ioctl, I can easily match a response of any kind to a request. I can
>even return an English text message if I want to be friendly.

But ioctl requires allocation of numbers. Ugly and hard to scale.

Alex Viro's idea is cleaner, but still requires a fair amount of
coding even for simple interfaces.

Why not have a kernel thread and use standard RPC techniques like
sockets? Then you'd not have to invent anything unimportant like
Yet Another IPC Technique.
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Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <chip@valinux.com>
"We have no fuel on board, plus or minus 8 kilograms." -- NEAR tech
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