Re: statx(2) API and documentation

From: Florian Weimer
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 - 18:22:16 EST

* Andreas Dilger:

>> So what's the point exactly?
> Ah, I see your point... STATX_ALL seems to be mostly useful for the kernel
> to mask off flags that it doesn't currently understand. It doesn't make
> much sense for applications to specify STATX_ALL, since they don't have any
> way to know what each flag means unless they are hard-coded to check each of
> the STATX_* flags individually. They should build up a mask of STATX_* flags
> based on what they care about (e.g. "find" should only request attributes
> based on the command-line options given).

Could you remove it from the UAPI header? I didn't want to put it
into the glibc header, but was overruled.