Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] initramfs: introduce do_readxattrs()

From: Arvind Sankar
Date: Fri May 17 2019 - 17:12:29 EST

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 05:02:20PM -0400, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 01:18:11PM -0700, hpa@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >
> > Ok... I just realized this does not work for a modular initramfs, composed at load time from multiple files, which is a very real problem. Should be easy enough to deal with: instead of one large file, use one companion file per source file, perhaps something like filename..xattrs (suggesting double dots to make it less likely to conflict with a "real" file.) No leading dot, as it makes it more likely that archivers will sort them before the file proper.
> This version of the patch was changed from the previous one exactly to deal with this case --
> it allows for the bootloader to load multiple initramfs archives, each
> with its own .xattr-list file, and to have that work properly.
> Could you elaborate on the issue that you see?
Roberto, are you missing a changelog entry for v2->v3 change?