Re: [PATCH 3/3] Add a pair of system calls to make extended filestats available

From: Joel Becker
Date: Wed Jun 30 2010 - 21:12:56 EST

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:29:52AM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Joel Becker <Joel.Becker@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The less variable length stuff the better, I think. At least,
> > for the stuff stat(2) already returns, you should have a fixed-size
> > structure. Even if I only pass the GIVE_ME_UIDS flag, I don't want to
> > have to deal with the variable size stuff until I've actually asked for
> > esoteric things. I'll know that the non-UIDS fields are garbage by the
> > fact that I didn't ask for them.
> I was thinking of the fixed length xstat struct plus appendable extensions to
> be defined later.

I meant this.



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