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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 01/14] staging: lustre: llite: Remove filtering of seclabel xattr
On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:20:51PM -0400, James Simmons wrote:
> From: Robin Humble <>
> The security.capability xattr is used to implement File
> Capabilities in recent Linux versions. Capabilities are a
> fine grained approach to granting executables elevated
> privileges. eg. /bin/ping can have capabilities
> cap_net_admin, cap_net_raw+ep instead of being setuid root.
> This xattr has long been filtered out by llite, initially for
> stability reasons (b15587), and later over performance
> concerns as this xattr is read for every file with eg.
> 'ls --color'. Since LU-2869 xattr's are cached on clients,
> alleviating most performance concerns.
> Removing llite's filtering of the security.capability xattr
> enables using Lustre as a root filesystem, which is used on
> some large clusters.
> Signed-off-by: Robin Humble <>
> Intel-bug-id:
> Reviewed-on:
> Reviewed-by: John L. Hammond <>
> Reviewed-by: Sebastien Buisson <>
> Reviewed-by: Oleg Drokin <>
> Signed-off-by: James Simmons <>
> ---
> Changelog:
> v1) Initial submit with wrong patch attached.
> v2) Proper patch this time.

I don't see a v1 patch anywhere...

Anyway, when you do this, please make your subject such that I can sort
the emails properly and they show up in the correct order, so put the
"v2" after the patch number like this:

Subject: [PATCH 01/14 v2] staging: lustre: llite: Remove filtering of

I think git does that correctly for you automatically if you use it...


greg k-h

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