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

From: hpa
Date: Sun May 12 2019 - 06:20:11 EST

On May 12, 2019 2:17:48 AM PDT, Dominik Brodowski <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 01:24:17PM +0200, Roberto Sassu wrote:
>> This proposal consists in marshaling pathnames and xattrs in a file
>> .xattr-list. They are unmarshaled by the CPIO parser after all files
>> been extracted.
>Couldn't this parsing of the .xattr-list file and the setting of the
>be done equivalently by the initramfs' /init? Why is kernel involvement
>actually required here?
> Dominik

There are a lot of things that could/should be done that way...
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