; a=shortlog; h=dos_attr_work

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Nov 11 19:48:13 GMT 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:45:01AM -0800, Tim Prouty wrote:
> >Assuming that chflags(2) is yet another variant of storing
> >DOS attributes, we now have the Isilon (FreeBSD?) version,
> >the EA version, the normal unix permission one, and at some
> >point GPFS will add yet another variant. Isn't it time to
> >really create a VFS call to retrieve and set those 4 bits?
> As I said in my response to James' feedback, I wrote the patch with  
> the intention for it not to be Isilon specific, but instead for it to  
> be open to other systems implementing dos attribute storage in the  
> same way.  My hope is that other systems looking to implement storing  
> dos attributes would be able to utilize one of these three options.   
> If it turns out that other systems (like gpfs) need to add yet another  
> variant, I agree that creating a new VFS call is a good solution to  
> this problem.  If it's acceptable, I'd like to move forward with  
> pushing this patch for the short term, with adding a new vfs call now  
> on the radar for the future.

Sure, my comment was not meant as a reject.

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