Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] initramfs: add support for xattrs in the initial ram disk

From: Dominik Brodowski
Date: Sun May 12 2019 - 05:19:29 EST

On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 01:24:17PM +0200, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> This proposal consists in marshaling pathnames and xattrs in a file called
> .xattr-list. They are unmarshaled by the CPIO parser after all files have
> been extracted.

Couldn't this parsing of the .xattr-list file and the setting of the xattrs
be done equivalently by the initramfs' /init? Why is kernel involvement
actually required here?