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Date:	Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:03:32 -0700
From:	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:	Eric Biggers <ebiggers3@...il.com>
Cc:	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vfs: Deduplicate code shared by xattr system calls
 operating on paths

On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:59:58AM -0500, Eric Biggers wrote:
> The following pairs of system calls dealing with extended attributes only
> differ in their behavior on whether the symbolic link is followed (when
> the named file is a symbolic link):
> 
> - setxattr() and lsetxattr()
> - getxattr() and lgetxattr()
> - listxattr() and llistxattr()
> - removexattr() and lremovexattr()
> 
> Despite this, the implementations all had duplicated code, so this commit
> redirects each of the above pairs of system calls to a corresponding
> function to which different lookup flags (LOOKUP_FOLLOW or 0) are passed.
> 
> For me this reduced the stripped size of xattr.o from 8824 to 8248 bytes.

Looks good,

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
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