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Date:   Thu, 2 Apr 2020 16:14:24 +0200
From:   Karel Zak <kzak@...hat.com>
To:     Ian Kent <raven@...maw.net>
Cc:     Miklos Szeredi <miklos@...redi.hu>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Linux NFS list <linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
        Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@...app.com>,
        Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@...merspace.com>,
        Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@...hat.com>,
        Christian Brauner <christian@...uner.io>,
        Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Jeff Layton <jlayton@...hat.com>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        LSM <linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/13] VFS: Filesystem information [ver #19]

On Thu, Apr 02, 2020 at 09:38:20AM +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> I prefer the system call interface and I'm not offering justification
> for that other than a general dislike (and on occasion outright
> frustration) of pretty much every proc implementation I have had to
> look at.

Frankly, I'm modest, what about to have both interfaces in kernel --
fsinfo() as well mountfs? It's nothing unusual for example for block
devices to have attribute accessible by /sys as well as by ioctl().

I can imagine that for complex task or performance sensitive tasks
it's better to use fsinfo(), but in another simple use-cases (for
example to convert mountpoint to device name in shell) is better to
read /proc/.../<atrtr>.

    Karel

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 Karel Zak  <kzak@...hat.com>
 http://karelzak.blogspot.com

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