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RFC: filesystem-specific pathconf replies

From: Pino Toscano
Subject: RFC: filesystem-specific pathconf replies
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:10:27 +0200
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there are filesystem-specific options (e.g. _PC_2_SYMLINKS) which cannot 
expressed currently with variables of libdiskfs (that is, which 
libdiskfs does not know).
My proposal is to add a new function, optionally overridable by 
filesystems-specific implementation, to return custom pathconf replies, 
eventually overriding those already returned by the diskfs/netfs 

Attached there is a prototype, without comments nor copyright; of couse 
a final version would also cover libnetfs, and more filesystems 
currently in hurd.git.
AFAICT, this solution should maintain source and binary compatibility, 
and a filesystem providing such diskfs_pathconf implementation should 
run fine even with an older libdisks (but I did not test this case).

What do you think about this solution?

Pino Toscano

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