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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: dushistov@mail.ru, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, sparc@gentoo.org
Subject: Re: [patch] export ufs_fs.h to userspace
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 15:05:35 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200702081505.36513.vapier@gentoo.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070208200216.GA5913@infradead.org>

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On Thursday 08 February 2007, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 02:46:16AM -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > was ufs_fs.h purposefully not exported to userspace or did it just slip
> > through the cracks ?  assuming the latter scenario, the attached patch
> > touches up the relationship between ufs_fs.h and its sub headers (like
> > ufs_fs_sb.h) so that we can export it ... the silo bootloader takes
> > advantage of this header for example
>
> We should only export kernel interfaces and ufs_fs.h isn't one.  silo
> wants it because it defines the ufs format - but the linux structs for
> that can and do change, e.g. adding unions when we add support for the
> gazillion+1st ufs format variant.  silo should just grab a copy of it
> that it's happy with it and update it when it needs to support another
> format variant (which I think is a rather theoretical issue as silo
> only supports the solaris/sparc format IIR)

seems logical to mean, thanks for the response
-mike

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  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-08 20:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-08  7:46 Mike Frysinger
2007-02-08 10:33 ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-08 11:33   ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-08 15:10   ` Mike Frysinger
2007-02-08 15:59     ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-08 16:12       ` Mike Frysinger
2007-02-08 20:02 ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-08 20:05   ` Mike Frysinger [this message]
2007-02-08 20:21     ` Christoph Hellwig

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