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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/17] VFS: Implement handling for pathless pioctls
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Andreas Dilger <adilger@sun.com> wrote:

> Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to create a virtual device, open the
> mountpoint, or do _something_ that associates these calls with AFS
> directly instead of having the kernel magically route the call to a
> specific filesystem?

Ummm... You mean like mkdir, rmdir, symlink, readlink, mknod, creat, open,
unlink, etc. aren't magically routed by the kernel to a specific filesystem
based on the pathname?

The exception to that is pathless pioctls which are most annoying and require
special handling and foreknowledge whatever.

David


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