Subject: Re: VOP_READ with IO_EXT versus VOP_GETEXTATTR
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/18/2006 13:32:35
On Sep 18, 2006, at 10:45 AM, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 01:20:23AM +0200, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
>> Dear folks,
>> i'm puzzled about the IO_EXT flag in the ioflags passed to VOP_READ  
>> and
>> VOP_WRITE. It states that is an operation on extended attributes.  
>> But isn't
>> VOP_GETEXTATTR defined for?
> Ask Jason. As cvs blame indicates, he added both at around the same  
> time,
> nearly two years ago.

I seem to recall that it is used in the softdep changes that are  
needed for UFS2 extattrs.  Note that NetBSD does not yet have those  
softdep changes.

-- thorpej