Re: [PATCH] fs: Correct SuS compliance for open of large file without options

From: Kyle Moffett
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 18:28:12 EST

On Sep 27, 2007, at 17:34:45, Greg KH wrote:
On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 02:37:42PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
That fact that sysfs is all laid out in a directory, but for which some directories/symlinks are OK to use, and some are NOT OK to use --- is why I call the sysfs interface "an open pit".

And because of the original design mistakes, we have only been able to change things for the better in a slow manner. We have had userspace programs fixed up for _years_ before we are able to make the corresponding changes in the kernel, so as to not break the distros that are slow to upgrade packages and kernels (like Debian.)

Hey! No poking fingers at Debian here; it's been *MUCH* improved lately. I far more frequently have problems with boxes still running some ancient release of RHEL-4 or something than I do with those running Debian stable (virtually always the latest Debian stable).

Kyle Moffett

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