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Re: [NEWS] Extended attributes interface changes

To: "D. Stimits" <stimits@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [NEWS] Extended attributes interface changes
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:15:45 +1100
Cc: "XFS: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <3C59CE74.E5D20B9D@xxxxxxxxxx>; from stimits@xxxxxxxxxx on Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 04:08:36PM -0700
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On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 04:08:36PM -0700, D. Stimits wrote:
> Nathan Scott wrote:
> > 
> > >From an end-user point of view, we will need to make a transition
> > from using our current system call interfaces for EAs and ACLs to
> > the new interfaces.  This affects both the kernel and a number of
> > the userspace tools and libraries.  We've considered attempting to
> 
> Do I read this correctly, it appears that only tools and kernels change,
> current XFS filesystems themselves will remain unchanged for this
> purpose, and fully compatible with newer tools and kernels?

Yes, the ondisk formats remain unchanged, incl. the ondisk ACL
format (which is also the same as the IRIX/XFS Posix ACL format).

cheers.

-- 
Nathan


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