Subject: Re: fcntl changes once again.
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1999 11:35:17
On Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:21:49 -0400 (EDT)
"Charles M. Hannum" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> `Give this man a ceeegar!'
> That's precisely the point. It looks to me like you're trying to
> create some `generic' interface where it simply isn't appropriate.
> FS-specific ioctl(2)s could easily handle this operation, without
> needing to `infect' the VFS interface at all.
...except, in addition to the DMFS file system, a compressing file system
might want this, as might an encrypting file system. Basically, you'd
add it in more than one place, so why not let a generic file descriptor
attribute do the trick, especially one you can set when you open the
(Note, you want ALT_IO _per file descriptor_, not per file).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>