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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] xattr consolidation v2 - generic xattr API
    On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Will Dyson wrote:

    > I don't plan on holding my breath while waiting for "The linux vfs
    > layer for dummies" to come out. But a quick comment to explain the
    > purpose and use of a block of code can make a world of difference to
    > someone trying to come up to speed.

    If you want to supply documentation patches, please feel free to do so.

    > For example:
    > /*
    > In order to implement different sets of xattr operations for each
    > xattr prefix, a filesystem should create a null-terminated array of
    > struct xattr_handler (one for each prefix) and hang a pointer to it
    > off of the s_xattr field of the superblock. The generic_fooxattr
    > functions will search this list for a xattr_handler with a prefix
    > field that matches the prefix of the xattr we are dealing with and
    > call the apropriate function pointer from that xattr_handler.
    > */

    The above is inaccurate. e.g. not all of the generic functions search for
    a matching xattr handler.

    - James
    James Morris

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