Subject: Re: cp(1) vs. UVM/UBC
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2001 19:23:56
On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
: > My point was that, regardless of what cp(1) uses, filesystems which can
: > panic the system or break processes [where mmap(2) is broken under UBC] need
: > to make mmap fail in those cases until the problems can be fixed.
: There is no way to make the mmap(2) call fail in those cases.
Check the filesystem against a known-bad (or known-good) list? That's
~trivial to implement.
This is a hack, to be sure, but better a hack-until-UBC-works-on-them than a
panic or nondescript program failure.
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