From: Mark Fasheh
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 19:17:58 EST

On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 05:43:13PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> The list is not wrong. I was just noting that it was too short, missing
> three items of particular interest for server filesystems (which seems
> to be the target environment). Support for:
> Directory change notification (F_NOTIFY)
> Distributed Caching (F_SETLEASE/F_GETLEASE/break_lease)
Ahh, it seems I misread your earlier e-mail! In any case, I'll add those to
the list of missing features.

> The lack of support for lsattr/chattr (chflags) is less important, and
> the lack of support for the multipage operations (writepages and
> readpages) is not a compatability issue and is not critical, although it
> might hurt performance.
Yeah, I'm not sure how high a priority chflags are right now. Keeping in
mind that I'm mostly ignorant of cifs / samba, is there a particular set of
attributes there that it likes to use?

I'll have to look into why we don't currently support readpages /
writepages. I'm guessing it boiled down to lack of developer time :)

Mark Fasheh
Senior Software Developer, Oracle
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