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Re: extended attributes and lsextattr/extattr_list_file


we need to decide what to be shipped for netbsd-6.  (hope it isn't too late.)
is anyone against the removal of freebsd-style syscalls?


> On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 05:48:33AM +0200, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
>  > > 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.
> My vote would be to just remove it entirely. It's not like the code
> ever worked.
> -- 
> David A. Holland

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