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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/7] FUSE: implement ioctl support
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Tejun Heo wrote:
>> ioctl support is tricky to implement because only the ioctl
>> implementation itself knows which memory regions need to be read
>> and/or written. To support this, fuse client can request retry of
>> ioctl specifying memory regions to read and write. Deep copying
>> (nested pointers) can be implemented by retrying multiple times
>> resolving one depth of dereference at a time.
>
> Okay, I'm going to say it... wouldn't it be better to have some kind of
> data structure description language which the userspace can register
> with the kernel to linearize the data on a per-ioctl basis (kind of like
> rpcgen)?

Ah.... funky. If this retry thing is too repulsive, I guess the best
alternative would be directly accessing caller's memory as Miklos suggested.

Thanks.

--
tejun


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