[Nfs-ganesha-devel] new statx() like interface for libcephfs
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Tue Jun 28 20:47:57 UTC 2016
> Is stx_version a generation ID for the inode that can be used for the
> NFSv4 Change ID? If so, that would be quite useful to us. Otherwise, I'm
> sure there's that much in there that's useful beyond what stat already
> provides, unless I'm missing something.
Even if stx_version isn't available for a change attribute, btime converts
to NFS v4 create time.
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com> wrote:
> > I have a patchset queued up for ceph that adds btime (birthtime)
> > support to it. What was lacking though was a mechanism to get the
> > btime out of the inode.
> > Rather than cook up a brand new interface just for the btime, I
> > decided to "borrow" the work that David Howells did with the new
> > proposed
> > statx() interface. The pull request to add this to ceph is up here:
> > https://github.com/ceph/ceph/pull/9965
> > Sage has already closed it out which I take to mean that he has pulled
> > the patches into a staging branch for eventual merge.
> > It occurs to me though that I didn't ask anyone who is working on the
> > samba vfs or ganesha fsal code whether they think this interface is
> > acceptable.
> > Since Samba and Ganesha are the targeted users of this interface, it'd
> > be good to have developers from both communities take a look and see
> > if there are any problems here.
> > Does anyone see any issues with the above pull request?
> > --
> > Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>
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