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Re: extended attributes and lsextattr/extattr_list_file
> YAMAMOTO Takashi <yamt%mwd.biglobe.ne.jp@localhost> wrote:
>> the namespace mapping issue exists regardless where (kernel/userland)
>> they are implemented, doesn't it?
> It gets worse if you implement FreeBSD flavor in userland, because you
> have to insert the namespace into the attribute name in order to keep
> the information when using system calls.
>> anyway most applications only care about the user namespace, i guess.
> glusterfs only uses trusted namespace, for instance.
>> i tend to think it's better to just kill the freebsd flavor of syscalls.
> I think the API is ill-designed too. Even the function names are at odds
> with usual Unix practice.
> What we can do is to depreciate the FreeBSD API, and change our code
> in-tree to use the Linux API. I think moving things to userland will do
> more harm than good.
> Emmanuel Dreyfus
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