Subject: Re: UBC info
To: Chuck Silvers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/1999 13:04:08
> I was planning on just letting i/o errors return EFAULT to the application.
> I can't think of an application that would really care whether a read()
> failed because of bogus arguments vs. an i/o error. either way, the data
> doesn't get where it was supposed to go.
The program? No. Somebody debugging the program? Yes.
> does anyone feel it's important to retain EIO returns for real i/o errors
> in the filesystem? there's a performance benefit for letting them turn
> into EFAULT (or so the theory goes).
I think it's important. Whether or not its crucial is a judgement
call, but I definitely think it's important.