Subject: re: SGI XFS filesystem
To: matthew green <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/01/1999 12:32:07
On Sat, 29 May 1999, matthew green wrote:

>    	- many user programs will need to be modified to include the
>    	  correct headers
> why?

See below. :-)

>    	- kernel sources will have to be moved
>    I personally like something like fs/ufs, fs/nfs, fs/ntfs... I don't
>    think that classify them further serves any useful purpose except
>    adding bytes to source files.
> i agree, including what cgd said about ufs_common..

Me3. :-)

>    While we are at it, why don't we do the same for net?
>    	net/{inet,ccitt,atalk,iso,natm,ns}
>    Then we can break *all* userland programs that use the network.
> i don't see why moving the kernel sources around has to do with
> breaking what the userland sees?  that's why we install headers
> individually from each directory now, isn't it?

The problem would come in when headers include other headers. There the
difference between userland & kernel hierarchy would show...

Take care,