Re: [PATCH 01/17] VFS: Implement the pioctl() system call

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 05:03:10 EST

> Now, assuming I do produce such a userspace library - that does not address
> the other requirement: that of using a common set of binaries to manipulate
> both OpenAFS and kAFS without the need for recompilation. I presume you
> advocate making OpenAFS change to suit your requirements?

If you have a library providing pioctl() it can speak brain damage to the
OpenAFS module and sensible interfaces otherwise.

The problem you are attempting to introduce simply doesn't exist.
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