[Gluster-devel] RFC/Review: libgfapi object handle based extensions

Anand Avati avati at gluster.org
Tue Oct 1 16:11:05 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 4:49 AM, Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu at netbsd.org> wrote:

> Justin Clift <jclift at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > Towards this we need some extensions to gfapi that can handle object
> > >based operations. Meaning, instead of using full paths or relative paths
> > > rom cwd, it is required that we can work with APIs, like the *at POSIX
> > > variants, to be able to create, lookup, open etc. files and
> directories.
> > <snip>
> >
> > Any idea if this would impact our *BSD compatibility? :)
> NetBSD 6.1 only have partial linkat(2). NetBSD-current (will-be
> NetBSD-7.0) has all extended API set 2, except fexecve(2) and O_EXEC for
> which no consensus was reached on how to implment it securely.
> In a nutshell, switching to *at() kills NetBSD compatibility until next
> major release, but I already know it will be restored at that time.

The context here is the POSIX-"like" style of API exposed by GFAPI, and not
dependent on what syscalls the platform provides. Good to know (separately)
that the *at() syscalls will be supported in NetBSD in sometime.

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