[PATCH] Send quota messages via netlink
randy.dunlap at oracle.com
Wed Aug 29 08:57:09 PDT 2007
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:26:47 +0200 Jan Kara wrote:
> On Tue 28-08-07 21:13:35, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:13:18 +0200 Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm sending rediffed patch implementing sending of quota messages via netlink
> > > interface (some rationale in patch description). I've already posted it to
> > > LKML some time ago and there were no objections, so I guess it's fine to put
> > > it to -mm. Andrew, would you be so kind? Thanks.
> > > Userspace deamon reading the messages from the kernel and sending them to
> > > dbus and/or user console is also written (it's part of quota-tools). The
> > > only remaining problem is there are a few changes needed to libnl needed for
> > > the userspace daemon. They were basically acked by the maintainer but it
> > > seems he has not merged the patches yet. So this will take a bit more time.
> > >
> > So it's a new kernel->userspace interface.
> > But we have no description of the interface :(
> Oops, forgotten about it. I'll write one. Do we have some standard place
> where to document such interfaces? I could create some file in
> Documentation/filesystems/ but that seems a bit superfluous...
It looks like other quota documentation is in Documentation/filesystems/,
and that seems reasonable to me for the other quota docs & this one.
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