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Re: fakeroot problem

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: fakeroot problem
Date: 11 May 2002 17:58:17 -0700
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Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:

> To make cases like the current state less confusing, perhaps netfs (and
> diskfs) should do something special for an EOPNOTSUPP return from
> *_get_translator in lookup/getroot.  It will only come up there if
> S_IPTRANS is set, which the *_validate_stat hook should only set if
> *_get_translator is going to work right.  So it's an internal bogosity for
> it then to return EOPNOTSUPP.  It could translate that to EIO or
> EGRATUITOUS or something, or just use an assert.

I think this is in the category of the underlying "user" of the
library doing something not allowed.  Such programming errors should
get an assert, I suppose.


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