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Re: unhooking lfs from ufs
On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 11:07:55AM +0000, Mindaugas Rasiukevicius wrote:
> > > How would this affect UFS side? For example, any potential code
> > > reduction and/or simplification?
> > Yes. ufs_readwrite.c will become much less gross, for example. There
> > used to be assorted LFS-only code in the ufs sources; ad@ removed the
> > ifdefs some time ago but they could be resurrected and then used to
> > purge the relevant code. I don't know how much code that is.
> > As for deeper simplifications, I don't know without digging around a
> > lot more than I have (particularly in the ext2fs code), but there
> > should be some.
> Good, I think it would be great to look into this.
The ifdefs in question aren't, as it turns out, large, just a matter
of being able to remove one ufsop that only lfs cares about.
However, as I recall ad had a whole list of reasons he wanted to
remove lfs, most of which pertained to its effect on ufs. I don't have
this list; maybe he can be persuaded to share it.
David A. Holland
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