Bug 242066 - Clean up xattr code in gfs2
Clean up xattr code in gfs2
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: GFS-kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Whitehouse
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Blocks: 236099 236102 307431 455571
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Reported: 2007-06-01 10:47 EDT by Steve Whitehouse
Modified: 2009-09-22 07:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-22 07:29:41 EDT
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Work in progress - not finished (57.12 KB, patch)
2008-12-11 06:26 EST, Steve Whitehouse
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Description Steve Whitehouse 2007-06-01 10:47:32 EDT
This is so I don't forget about this item... in order to make progress on the
patches to merge the transactions in both create & unlink we need to clean up
the xattr code first as the locking order wrt some of the operations will need
to change.

Also we promised the upstream kernel folks that we'd use the generic xattr code
(it seems there is no reason why we can't) rather than duplicating that in gfs2.
Comment 1 Ryan O'Hara 2007-11-20 15:22:51 EST
While fixing BZ 307431, I noticed that a lot of the code in the xattr calls can
be removed. If you look at the vfs xattr calls (which call xattr_permission), it
appears we are duplicating that code in gfs2.

Just wanted to make a note in the BZ about this chunk of code.

Comment 3 Steve Whitehouse 2008-08-05 04:50:49 EDT
This isn't a FutureFeature, its actually a prerequisite for a bug fix, although it does enable some FutureFeatures as well.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 20:54:10 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 5 Steve Whitehouse 2008-12-11 06:26:29 EST
Created attachment 326605 [details]
Work in progress - not finished

I'm just adding my work in progress here as a back up.
Comment 6 Steve Whitehouse 2009-09-22 07:29:41 EDT
This went upstream at the 2.6.31 merge window.

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