On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 09:40:18AM +0900, Misono, Tomohiro wrote:
> On 2018/03/07 5:29, Goffredo Baroncelli wrote:
> > On 03/06/2018 09:30 AM, Misono, Tomohiro wrote:
> >> Add new unprivileged ioctl (BTRFS_IOC_GET_SUBVOL_INFO) which searches
> >> and returns only subvolume related item (ROOT_ITEM/ROOT_BACKREF/ROOT_REF)
> >> from root tree. The arguments of this ioctl are the same as treesearch
> >> ioctl and can be used like treesearch ioctl.
> > Is it a pro ? The treesearch ioctl is tightly coupled to the btrfs internal
> > structure, this means that if we would change the btrfs internal structure,
> > we have to update all the clients of this api. For the treesearch it is an
> > acceptable compromise between flexibility and speed of developing. But for
> > a more specialized API, I think that it would make sense to provide a less
> > coupled api to the internal structure.
> Thanks for the comments.
> The reason I choose the same api is just to minimize the code change in
That's not IMO a good reason. We can cahnge the code in btrfs-progs and
that's not going to be the only user of the ioctl so the interfact (ie.
the structures) should be adapted for the needs of the ioctl.
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