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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC v3] vfs: make fstatat retry once on ESTALE errors from getattr call
Steve Dickson [SteveD@redhat.com] wrote:
> > Returning ESTALERETRY would be registering for it in a way and it is
> > somewhat cleaner than having to go all the way back up to the fstype to
> > figure out whether you want to retry it or not.
> How would legacy apps handle this new errno, esp if they have logic
> to take care of ESTALE errors?
>
> steved.

As I understand, there is no new errno for the apps. This new
ESTALERETRY is produced and consumed by kernel only.



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