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Re: fsetxattr() fails on a writable descriptor?

To: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: fsetxattr() fails on a writable descriptor?
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 19:58:05 -0400
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <200909100014.10833@xxxxxx>
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On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 12:14:10AM +0200, Michael Monnerie wrote:
> On Mittwoch 09 September 2009 P?draig Brady wrote:
> > The specific issue we have is that `cp --preserve=xattr` gets an
> > error when copying xattrs from a read only file. Since this has been
> > an xattr issue since the start, we'll have to work around it.
> In that context I would call it a bug - shouldn't it be fixed?

It seems pretty late for change behaviour that has been around
since 2002.  But if this was a new interface I would agree with you
that the behaviour is illogical.

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