[PATCH] Efficient xattr handling for VxFS

Abhidnya Joshi Abhidnya.Joshi at veritas.com
Wed Jun 1 10:28:26 UTC 2016

Hi Volker,

Thanks for pointing this. Fixed it. Please find the changed patch.

Thanks and Regards
Abhidnya Joshi

-----Original Message-----
From: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 1:59 PM
To: Abhidnya Joshi
Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Efficient xattr handling for VxFS

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 09:26:35AM +0000, Abhidnya Joshi wrote:
> Hi Jeremy, list,
> Please find attached patch which handles storing xattrs in efficient way for Veritas File System (VxFS) using VxFS library.
> This patch handles:
> 1.            Storing xattrs using VxFS library calls
> 2.            Handling backward compatibility where if xattrs are stored with old way then store them with new way .
> 3.            This makes use of vxfsmisc.so in user space which is provided by VxFS and is open sourced. It can be found at: http://www.veritas.com/community/downloads/vxfsmisc-library
> This patch applies to Samba master. Please let me know your comments.

Can you add a link to the GPL library in a comment around the code doing the dlopen?

Question: What happens if you have two shares with vxfs? Don't you call dlopen() twice? Does that work fine?


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