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Re: [PATCH] Revised extended attributes interface

To: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alexander Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>, Andreas Gruenbacher <ag@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Revised extended attributes interface
From: Daniel Phillips <phillips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 02:45:50 +0100
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On December 7, 2001 12:15 am, Nathan Scott wrote:
> > > (unless you go for a binary namespace representation, and that's a
> > > real can of worms).
> > 
> > I'm suggesting we take a look at that.
> 
> Andreas and I did have such an implementation, but we ditched it.
> The CVS revision history of cmd/attr2/{set,get}fattr/*.c in the XFS
> tree show the progression of user<->kernel interfaces which I tried
> while Andreas and I were nutting out a clean solution that we both
> could use.
> 
> Thar be dragons thar.  Big hairy ones.

Could you describe them, please?

--
Daniel


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