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From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To: David Howells <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] vfs: syscall: Add fsinfo() to query filesystem information
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:28:49 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 05:14:01PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Some attributes (such as the servers backing a network filesystem) can have
> multiple values.  These can be enumerated by setting params->Nth and
> params->Mth to 0, 1, ... until ENODATA is returned.

How does the caller know whether or not a particular attribute has
multiple values?  Is that a fundamental attribute of a particular
attribute?  (e.g., the documentation for each attribute must state
whether or not that attribute returns multiple attributes or not)

	       	    	      	      - Ted

  reply	other threads:[~2018-08-01 18:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-01 16:13 [PATCH 0/5] VFS: Introduce filesystem information query syscall David Howells
2018-08-01 16:14 ` [PATCH 1/5] vfs: syscall: Add fsinfo() to query filesystem information David Howells
2018-08-01 16:28   ` Theodore Y. Ts'o [this message]
2018-08-01 22:20   ` David Howells
2018-08-01 16:14 ` [PATCH 2/5] afs: Add fsinfo support David Howells
2018-08-01 16:14 ` [PATCH 3/5] vfs: Allow fsinfo() to query what's in an fs_context David Howells
2018-08-01 16:14 ` [PATCH 4/5] vfs: Allow fsinfo() to be used to query an fs parameter description David Howells
2018-08-01 16:14 ` [PATCH 5/5] vfs: Implement parameter value retrieval with fsinfo() David Howells

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