Re: [PATCH] O_STREAMING - flag for optimal streaming I/O

From: Erik Andersen (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 21:39:51 EST

On Thu Oct 10, 2002 at 01:16:41AM +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Using the _same_ flag on different architectures can simplify the
> kernel source, though. Just imagine, a set of O_* definitions in
> <linux/fcntl.h> instead of them being duplicated, with different
> definitions, throughout <asm-*/fcntl.h>.

That would be wonderful -- except those asm-*/fcntl.h values are
also duplicated in arch specific include/bits/fcntl.h files in
glibc, uClibc, etc and are compiled into zillions of existing
binaries. Change it and you break binary compatibility...
So if your going to have a flag day, you will need to coordinate
that change with a bunch of non-kernel people as well.


Erik B. Andersen   
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