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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V19 00/15] Generic name to handle and open by handle syscalls
On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:36:03 +0200, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Sep 2010, Aneesh Kumar K. V wrote:
> > Any update on this. Are you ok with syscall approach which is limitted to
> My gut reaction is: "not another bunch of xattr syscalls!". It
> doesn't feel right, this interface is too specialized to warrant a
> full set of filesystem syscalls.

Are you ok with rest of syscalls other than the handle based xattr one ?
In that case can we get rest of the patches merged and rework xattr patches
later ?. That is xattr support for symlink can follow as a separate patch
series ?

> Al Viro is right that there are problems with symlinks. What we
> really want here is a sort of symlink that doesn't get followed. One
> way to provide that is to create a kernel internal "handle" filesystem
> and direct open_by_handle() to that for anything not a directory or a
> regular file.


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