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Re: getting the openmode in netfs callbacks

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: getting the openmode in netfs callbacks
Date: 05 Jun 2002 10:18:20 -0700
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Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:

> > I would encourage thought about just where netfs is inadequate (more
> > broadly than this one issue) and think about a new library that works
> > well for it--and for other localish things that aren't really netfs's
> > area of expertise.
> netfs doesn't do a lot.  a similar library addressing its inadequacies
> might wind up being a perfectly fine library for nfs to use too,
> and it doesn't much matter to me whether we call that netfs or something else.
Sure.  Perhaps we don't need a new library, and extending netfs to
handle non-files is the right thing.  I just don't like the kind of
interface change that Marcus was looking for.

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