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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] xattr consolidation v2 - generic xattr API
    On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:

    > Documentation/filesystems/Locking seems to be accurate.

    There's an out of date comment in fs/devpts/xattr.c (which is no excuse
    for screwing it up though).

    > The old handler API was fine at the FS level where locking was guaranteed
    > anyways. At the VFS level we should do better. Passing in the buffer and the
    > buffer size at the same time gets us rid of the problem without requiring any
    > locking.

    Ok, I'll incorporate this and resubmit the patches soon.

    - James
    James Morris

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