Re: [rfc] new stat*fs-like syscall?

From: Nick Piggin
Date: Thu Jun 24 2010 - 23:50:30 EST

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 04:48:20PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jun 2010, Andrew Lutomirski wrote:
> > Wasn't the point that /proc/self/mounts (and presumably
> > /proc/self/mountinfo) isn't scalable and we wanted a syscall to query
> > it efficiently (and racelessly)?
> The question was how to support statvfs() efficiently, and the only
> thing missing there is f_flags which can easily be added to the
> existing statfs() syscall.
> A separate mount_info() syscall might possibly be useful, but that's
> another story.

Native statvfs() support is my motivation, but I am thinking that if
we are going to introduce a new syscall (or version rev the statfs
syscall somehow), then we should think hard about what else we can do.

More superblock info should be possible, more detailed info like like
related mounts will be costlier, so that may be better off as a
different syscall.

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