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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Mike Frysinger <>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>,,,
Subject: Re: [patch] export ufs_fs.h to userspace
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 20:21:17 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 03:05:35PM -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > 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

Btw, if you're interesting in helping out in this area a little bit,
it would be nice if we could split up and move ufs_fs.h a little bit.
We should have an:

  fs/ufs/ufs.h for all driver internal declarations
  fs/ufs/ufs_layout.h that purely defines the layout can can be copied
                      directly into other tools that need the ufs layout
		      like silo

      reply	other threads:[~2007-02-08 20:21 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
2007-02-08 20:21     ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]

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