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Re: [PATCH 10/17] hurd: add fsys_get_children

From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/17] hurd: add fsys_get_children
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:52:17 +0200
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At Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:09:13 +0200,
Justus Winter wrote:
> diff --git a/hurd/fsys.defs b/hurd/fsys.defs
> index 979a6cf..4b649d9 100644
> --- a/hurd/fsys.defs
> +++ b/hurd/fsys.defs
> @@ -127,3 +127,11 @@ routine fsys_get_options (
>       server: fsys_t;
>       RPT
>       out options: data_t, dealloc);
> +
> +/* Return any passive and active translators bound to nodes of the
> +   receiving filesystem. children is a argz vector containing file
> +   names relative to the root of the receiving translator.  */
> +routine fsys_get_children (
> +     server: fsys_t;
> +     RPT
> +        out children: data_t);

I apologize if you've already explained this someplace else.

If I understand correctly, you want to get all the nodes with active
and passive translators.  This potentially requires scanning every
inode on an ext3 file system.  This could take a very long time.  Is
that really the intention?

How do you handle symlinks, which are really just translators?

How do you handle infinite file systems like hostmux?


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