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On Jun 28, 2005, at 15:32:56, David Masover wrote:
> Hubert Chan wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 02:01:12 -0400, Kyle Moffett
>> <mrmacman_g4@mac.com> said:
>>> I don't disagree with the thumbnail/icon/description, but things
>>> like
>>> POSIX acls and extended attributes have _existing_ interfaces which
>>> should be used.
>
> Any existing interface should be supported, but Reiser4 seems to
> want to
> replace all existing interfaces except a direct open() and a proposed
> new system call which opens lots of small files at once, efficiently.
>
> The two approaches are not mutually exclusive, though.

I don't think most kernel developers are likely to favor an approach
which smashes a bunch of unrelated data together. Linux syscall
overhead is incredibly low, so I don't see it being much of a problem.
On the other hand, a simple syscall which smashes together a bunch of
related data would not be that big of an issue either. Let's wait for
Namesys to tinker and come back with a new patch before commenting
further.

Cheers,
Kyle Moffett

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