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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V19 00/15] Generic name to handle and open by handle syscalls
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On Tue, 07 Sep 2010, Aneesh Kumar K. V wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:36:03 +0200, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> 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
> > > CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH ?
> >
> > 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 ?

No, not really. Only xattrs stand out from the rest as the "API that
shouldn't be" and adding more to that pile makes me feel especially
bad.

But xattrs aside, I still don't think we need another interface for
file handles that duplicates the existing filesystem APIs.

Thanks,
Miklos


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