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From: Theodore Tso <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>,
	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Linux should define ENOTSUP
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 08:49:14 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20061207134914.GB31773@thunk.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20061206143159.GP3927@implementation.labri.fr>

On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 03:31:59PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> 
> Ok, so Linux will never be fully posix compliant.

?

Can you please quote chapter and verse (in POSIX) where it states that
ENOTSUP and EOPNOTSUP have to be numerically distinct?  If you are
reading Unix 98 you might be able to make a claim that there is an
implication that they be assigned unique error numbers, but it's at
best an implication, not an explicitly specified requirement in any of
the standards documents that I'm aware of.

To folks who are participating in the committee doing work on the
upcoming POSIX revisions (which might make this a requirement to be
imposed on us in a year or two) --- will that likely impose such a
requirement?  In that case we might want to start thinking about
separating the two, but it really is a question of is the benefits are
worth the effort.

						- Ted

  parent reply	other threads:[~2006-12-07 13:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-12-06 13:51 Samuel Thibault
2006-12-06 14:25 ` Arjan van de Ven
2006-12-06 14:31   ` Samuel Thibault
2006-12-06 15:17     ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-12-06 20:10       ` Ulrich Drepper
2006-12-06 21:11         ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-12-06 22:34           ` Ulrich Drepper
2006-12-07 13:49     ` Theodore Tso [this message]
2006-12-07 13:59       ` Andreas Schwab
2006-12-07 14:15         ` Theodore Tso
2006-12-07 14:30           ` Andreas Schwab
2006-12-07 15:33             ` Ulrich Drepper
2006-12-06 15:16   ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-12-06 15:25     ` Samuel Thibault
2006-12-06 15:26       ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-12-06 15:34         ` Samuel Thibault
2006-12-06 15:35           ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-12-06 16:14             ` Samuel Thibault
2006-12-06 16:44               ` H. Peter Anvin

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