Re: [PATCH] fs: Correct SuS compliance for open of large filewithout options

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 19:25:44 EST

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 06:27:48PM -0400, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> 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.

Heh, sorry, but Debian in the past had a lot of problems in this area.
It's good to know that this is no longer a issue :)


greg k-h
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