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SubjectRe: statfs64 missing
On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 02:01:11AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
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> So it boils down to if the new fields are important enough to justify
> the pain they cause on 64bit.
>
> (I ran into a similar issue with my nanosecond stat patchkit -
> alpha stat is 64bit clean, but doesn't have the padding for ns fields
> added used in later ports)

If any new stat() type syscalls are added, make sure that a length parameter
of the structure gets passed in from userland, as that way we will be able
to extend the available information without introducing yet another syscall
on every arch (this has happened enough times now that we should try to get
it right).

-ben
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