[PATCH 03/12] statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Mon Dec 21 23:21:24 UTC 2015

Pavel Machek <pavel at ucw.cz> wrote:

> But fstat() is really different operation to stat() -- tell me about
> my file descriptor vs. tell me about this filename, and ptrace (and
> some "security" solutions) might want to allow one but disallow the
> second. I'd not group them together..

You can argue it either way.  I think Linus came down on the side of combining


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