orenl at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Aug 11 14:54:15 PDT 2008
Quoting Dave Hansen <dave at linux.vnet.ibm.com>:
> Arnd, Jeremy and Oren,
> Thanks for all of the very interesting comments about the ABI.
I second that !
> Considering that we're still *really* early in getting this concept
> merged up into mainline, what do you all think we should do now?
> My main goal here is just to get everyone to understand the approach
> that we're proposing rather than to really fix the interfaces in stone.
> I bet we're going to be changing them a lot before these patches
> actually get in.
I closely follow the valuable feedback and fix the code accordingly.
I propose to extend the proof of concept, to also be able to save and
restore "simple" open files (regular files, directories). My motivation
(1) Providing eough functionality for people to meaningfully play
with the proposed patches and try them.
(2) Demonstrate how I propose to handle shared resources (open files).
The first point is very important because it makes the concept actually
useful to a much broader set of programs than otherwise. I hope this
will attract a larger audience :)
To this end, I have already extended the patchset, and I should be
able to send something working in a day or two.
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