Re: [PATCH 3/3] Add a pair of system calls to make extended file stats available [ver #2]

From: David Howells
Date: Wed Jun 30 2010 - 04:56:21 EST

Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think it would be better to leave the structure as write-only from
> the kernel


> and pass the query_flags and struct_version as syscall arguments, though it
> makes sense to store them in the result as well.

The problem with that is that the number of syscall arguments is limited, and
there is no SYSCALL_DEFINE7.

On the other hand, I could make a separate argument block struct and pass a
pointer to it...

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