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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][2/7] xattr consolidation - LSM hook changes
    On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

    > On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 02:16:17PM -0400, James Morris wrote:
    > > This patch replaces the dentry parameter with an inode in the LSM
    > > inode_{set|get|list}security hooks, in keeping with the ext2/ext3 code.
    > > dentries are not needed here.
    > Given that the actual methods take a dentry this sounds like a bad design.
    > Can;t you just pass down the dentry through all of the ext2 interfaces?

    Yes, this can be done, although all that's needed is the inode.

    - James
    James Morris

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