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Re: fs-independent quotas

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:45:02PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:35:51PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > Yes, but I don't need to create a new syscall, with the versionning
> > issues this has.
> Instead you force every (userland) consumer to do compat code itself,

I don't understand this. The compat code (if any) is in the kernel.
And there's a whole class of compat code (type size change, or adding an
optional field) don't exist with a text-based format.

> and replace a simple structure conversion via copying with error prone
> "this dictionary might contain some or more of the following keys"
> type of code.

Having done both, working with a dictionnary is no more error
prone than structure convertion IMHO.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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