Re: [PATCH 1/4] statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available

From: Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
Date: Sat Nov 19 2016 - 05:22:39 EST

Hi Dave,

[Best to CC me when I'm mentioned in the discussion. I only caught
this by chance.]

On 18 November 2016 at 23:17, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 09:48:21PM +0000, David Howells wrote:
>> Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > > Btw, can you point me at the manpage that defines the fsxattr struct and its
>> > > flags?
>> >
>> > man xfsctl is the original source. However, ....
>> warthog>man xfsctl
>> No manual entry for xfsctl
>> This should be in the kernel manpages repo since it's kernel UAPI.
> "original source" is where the API came from - that's
> XFS_IOC_FSGETXATTR - and xfsctl from xfsprogs is where that was
> documented. That page documents a bunch of other XFS specific
> ioctls, too, so it is appropriately located.
> Like I said, I thought patches had been sent to Michael to lift the
> FS_IOC_FSGETXATTR documentation from this page into the official
> linux man pages package. If not, that can be chased up separately,
> but the XFS ioctl man page certainly does not belong there.

No patches for FS_IOC_FSGETXATTR documentation came to man-pages, as
far as I know. I'll be happy to take them.



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
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