Re: [PATCH 1/2] vfs: Add fchmodat4 syscall: fchmodat with flagargument

From: Andrew Ayer
Date: Tue Jan 21 2014 - 14:06:43 EST

On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:30:16 +0100
Florian Weimer <fweimer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 01/13/2012 02:53 AM, Andrew Ayer wrote:
> > This adds a 4 argument version of fchmodat (fchmodat4) that
> > supports a flag argument, as specified by POSIX. It supports
> > the same two flags as fchownat: AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW and AT_EMPTY_PATH.
> I don't think it's possible to emulate AT_EMPTY_PATH in user space, so I
> wonder if this could be applied, and if not, why. Thanks.

The original patch no longer applies because there were some
minor changes to fs/open.c. I'll fix up the patch and send it in.

I too would very much like to see this applied, or to know why it can't

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