Re: Compatibility issue with 2.2.19pre7

Andi Kleen (
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:33:53 +0100

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 07:34:01AM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> 1. Yucky code in the NFS layers to copy a nfs_fh from userspace to kernel
> space, translating it into something sane.
> 2. Yucky code in the NFS layers to manually handle the nfs_fh to knfs_fh
> translation.
> 3. Accept the breakage of a *brand new* API in 2.2.18 and suffer zero
> yucky code.

The change is rather useless anyways, because even in NFSv3 file handles
cannot be >64bytes. Would even fit in a char, doesn't need a short nor an

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