[PATCH 02/12] statx: Provide IOC flags for Windows fs attributes
dhowells at redhat.com
Thu Nov 26 15:35:29 UTC 2015
Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> As a result, I would suggest that we not try to use the
> FS_IOC_[GS]ETFLAGS number scheme for any new interface, so we're at
> least not making a bad situation worse.
> The only reason why some other file systems have chosen to use
> FS_IOC_[GS]ETFLAGS, instead of defining their own ioctl, is so they
> can use lsattr/chattr from e2fsprogs instead of creating their own
> utility. But for statx, there isn't a good reason use the same flags
> number space. At the very least, can we use a new flags field for the
> Windows file attributes? It's not like lsattr/chattr has the ability
> to set those flags today anyway. So we might as well use a new flags
> field and a new flags numberspace for them.
Hmmm... I was trying to make it so that these bits would be saved to disk as
part of the IOC flags so that Samba could make use of them. I guess they'll
have to be stored in an xattr instead.
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