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Re: fakeroot status

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: fakeroot status
Date: 15 May 2002 13:14:57 -0700
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Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:

> We have to implement
> netfs_S_dir_lookup ourselves, so that it can return partial results using
> FS_RETRY_MAGICAL to the user.  

I think this is generally true for weird things like fakeroot.  Back
when, this was my general intention for weird things, but then along
came nifty libraries that subsume a lot of the work--making us think
we should try really hard to use them.  At the same time the diskfs
implementation of dir_lookup was getting more and more complex.  

But I concur that fakeroot should implement dir_lookup itself,
directly.  At the same time, we might find there are convenient chunks
of code that could be shared between fakeroot, netfs, and diskfs,
which might be moved into fshelp.  (However, it's not very clear to me
if there will really be many of those.)


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