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Re: asm-generic/unistd.h and glibc use of NR_ipc

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 09:05:13AM -0400, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> Another point where I'd appreciate guidance from libc-alpha is the sysctl()
> and ustat() APIs.  The corresponding system calls are missing from
> <asm-generic/unistd.h>, since they are deprecated and their functionality
> is better provided by other means (/proc/sys, fstat).  So I've simply had
> them return -1 with errno == ENOSYS.  Is there any reason to think they
> merit more substantial work?  One could imagine baking in some horrible
> mapping of "integer names" into path components for a sysctl()
> implementation and reading /proc/sys to provide results, or walking all of
> the mount points looking for a matching device number to pass a name to
> fstat(), but I'm not sure it's worth the bloat to the library.

fstat does not replace ustat.  ustat is a statf-subsystem by dev_t and
is not replaced by anything.  xfsprogs for example uses it to check if
a given dev_t is currently mounted.  Please add it to the generic code.

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