Re: ioctls for gnome-vfs

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 02:47:54PM -0800, Ian McKellar wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-11-08 at 08:35, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > So, I wrote a patch that adds gnome_vfs_file_operation that is useful when 
> > you want to do a backend specific operation. It is modeled on ioctl, but 
> > slightly different. It uses strings instead of magic numbers, so we can 
> > easier avoid collisions (backend-specific operations can be prefixed with 
> > the module name, we can work out the names for any operations that are 
> > common between several modules). It also passes just one pointer instead 
> > of using varargs, because otherwise the async framework wouldn't work with 
> > it.
> That looks really cool! Go ahead and commit it. I'd also like a version
> of this that acts on a uri rather than an open file handle too but I can
> just adapt your patch to make it do that later.

Lovely, this seems like a nice addition.  I commented to Alex on irc
that I'd like to see a GDestroyFunc for the user data to make life
cycle handling easier.

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