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Date:   Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:30:36 -0700
From:   "Darrick J. Wong" <>
To:     Al Viro <>
Cc:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Jan Kara <>,,,,,,,,,, Christoph Hellwig <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] vfs: create a generic checking and prep function for

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 05:02:02AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 07:32:10PM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> > From: Darrick J. Wong <>
> > 
> > Create a generic function to check incoming FS_IOC_SETFLAGS flag values
> > and later prepare the inode for updates so that we can standardize the
> > implementations that follow ext4's flag values.
> Change in efivarfs behaviour deserves a note.  I'm not saying it's wrong,
> but behaviour is changed there - no-op FS_IOC_SETFLAGS used to fail

Ok, will do.  FWIW I wondered about fixing the orangefs usage too (using
an unsigned long uval to hold the contents of an unsigned int coming
from userspace) but ... that's their decision.


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