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Re: [patch 00/11] RFC: compat ioctl fixes/cleanups/additions

To: sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [patch 00/11] RFC: compat ioctl fixes/cleanups/additions
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 03:16:09 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20081119044401.573365619@xxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20081119044401.573365619@xxxxxxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:44:01PM -0600, sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> This should properly hook up all ioctls which need compat
> handlers on intel or ppc; it passes the auto qa group on intel,
> and does ok on ppc (there are still issues with xfsdump itself
> if the ppc page size is large (64k in my case))
> 
> This might be a little overboard; I'm half tempted to remove the
> handlers that only intel boxes need; would anyone be running 32-bit
> apps calling xfs ioctls on x86_64 or ia64?  Seems unlikely; and
> removing them would cut down the size of this patchset:

Yes, I run a complete 32bit userspace on x86_64 kernels quite often.

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