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    SubjectRe: *at syscalls for xattrs?
    On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 02:13:21PM -0700, Nicholas Miell wrote:
    >
    > I suspect he was asking for
    >
    > int getxattrat(int fd, const char *path, const char *name, void *value,
    > size_t size, int flags)
    > int setxattrat(int fd, const char *path, const char *name, void *value,
    > size_t size, int xattrflags, int atflags)
    >
    > rather than the ability to access xattrs as files.

    Just one question: what the bleeding hell for? Not that the rest of
    ..at() family made any damn sense as an interface...

    > > > BTW, why is fstatat called fstatat and not statat? (Same goes for
    > > > futimesat.) It does not take a file descriptor for the file argument.
    > > > Otherwise we'd also need fopenat/funlinkat, etc. Any reasons?
    > >
    > > Ulrich having an odd taste?
    >
    > Solaris compatibility.

    "Sun having no taste whatsoever"
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