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SubjectRe: [PATCH][1/7] xattr consolidation - libfs
On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 02:15:15PM -0400, James Morris wrote:
> This patch consolidates common xattr handling logic into libfs, for
> use by ext2, ext3 and devpts, as well as upcoming ramfs and tmpfs xattr code.

Please don't do it this way. By making the xattr handlers constant for
a superblock's lifetime you can get rid of all the locking, and the arbitrary
limit on the number of xattrs. Please also move the code to xattr.c where
it belong (long-term I'd like to kill the old inode ops so we can do things
like moving the permission checks for user xattrs into common code where they

Also s/simple_// for most symbols as this stuff isn't simple, in fact it's
quite complex :)

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