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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There's an out of date comment in fs/devpts/xattr.c (which is no excuse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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