[PATCH] Extended attribute fixes, etc.

From: Andreas Gruenbacher (agruen@suse.de)
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 14:18:58 EST

Hi Andrew,

here are five patches against 2.5.60. Each file contains a brief
description of what it does.

The first two fix an [un]lock_kernel() bug, and an iops->listxattr() bug
that for some reason hasn't found its way into 2.5 yet. (Both bugs do
not exist in the current 2.4.19/2.4.20 patches at acl.bestbits.at).

The third to fifth are all steps towards trusted extended attributes,
which are useful for privileged processes (mostly daemons). One use for
this is Hierarchical Storage Management, in which a user space daemon
stores online/offline information for files in trusted EA's, and the
kernel communicates requests to bring files online to that daemon. This
class of EA's will also find its way into XFS and ReiserFS, and
expectedly also into JFS in this form. (Trusted EAs are included in the
2.4.19/2.4.20 patches as well.)

The intended patch order is:


Could you please feed the patches to Linus?

Thank you very much,
Andreas Gruenbacher.

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