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From: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
To: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Linux-Fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/4] Enhanced file stat system call
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:10:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHO5Pa17hOWFOzp1N8fvzk8ikrH-masjfTewNKRJ4A6dWz2dng@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <147938969703.13574.10295364502230379833.stgit@warthog.procyon.org.uk>

Hi David,

Can you please CC linux-api@ on all future iterations of this patch!

Thanks,

Michael


On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 2:34 PM, David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Implement a new system call to provide enhanced file stats.  The patches can
> be found here:
>
>         http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/dhowells/linux-fs.git/log/?h=xstat
>
>
> ===========
> DESCRIPTION
> ===========
>
> The first patch provides this new system call:
>
>         long ret = statx(int dfd,
>                          const char *filename,
>                          unsigned atflag,
>                          unsigned mask,
>                          struct statx *buffer);
>
> This is an enhanced file stat function that provides a number of useful
> features, in summary:
>
>  (1) More information: creation time, data version number and attributes.
>      A subset of these is available through a number of filesystems (such
>      as CIFS, NFS, AFS, Ext4 and BTRFS).
>
>  (2) Lightweight stat (AT_STATX_DONT_SYNC): Ask for just those details of
>      interest, and allow a network fs to approximate anything not of
>      interest, without going to the server.
>
>  (3) Heavyweight stat (AT_STATX_FORCE_SYNC): Force a network fs to flush
>      buffers and go to the server, even if it thinks its cached attributes
>      are up to date.
>
>  (4) Allow the filesystem to indicate what it can/cannot provide: A
>      filesystem can now say it doesn't support a standard stat feature if
>      that isn't available.
>
>  (5) Make the fields a consistent size on all arches, and make them large.
>
>  (6) Can be extended by using more request flags and using up the padding
>      space in the statx struct.
>
> Note that no lstat() equivalent is required as that can be implemented
> through statx() with atflag == 0.  There is also no fstat() equivalent as
> that can be implemented through statx() with filename == NULL and the
> relevant fd passed as dfd.
>
>
> =======
> TESTING
> =======
>
> A test program is added into samples/statx/ by the first patch.
>
> David
> ---
> David Howells (4):
>       statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available
>       statx: Ext4: Return enhanced file attributes
>       statx: NFS: Return enhanced file attributes
>       statx: AFS: Return enhanced file attributes
>
>
>  arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl |    1
>  arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl |    1
>  fs/afs/inode.c                         |   21 ++
>  fs/exportfs/expfs.c                    |    4
>  fs/ext4/ext4.h                         |    2
>  fs/ext4/file.c                         |    2
>  fs/ext4/inode.c                        |   38 ++++
>  fs/ext4/namei.c                        |    2
>  fs/ext4/symlink.c                      |    2
>  fs/nfs/inode.c                         |   41 ++++
>  fs/stat.c                              |  294 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  include/linux/fs.h                     |    5 -
>  include/linux/stat.h                   |   19 +-
>  include/linux/syscalls.h               |    3
>  include/uapi/linux/fcntl.h             |    2
>  include/uapi/linux/stat.h              |  124 +++++++++++++
>  samples/Kconfig                        |    5 +
>  samples/Makefile                       |    3
>  samples/statx/Makefile                 |   10 +
>  samples/statx/test-statx.c             |  248 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  20 files changed, 771 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 samples/statx/Makefile
>  create mode 100644 samples/statx/test-statx.c
>
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-- 
Michael Kerrisk Linux man-pages maintainer;
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Author of "The Linux Programming Interface", http://blog.man7.org/

  parent reply	other threads:[~2016-11-17 17:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-11-17 13:34 David Howells
2016-11-17 13:35 ` [PATCH 1/4] statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available David Howells
2016-11-17 18:39   ` Jeff Layton
2016-11-18  2:32     ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-18  8:59     ` David Howells
2016-11-18  8:59       ` David Howells
2016-11-18  9:25       ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-18  9:25         ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-17 23:40   ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-18  3:28     ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-18 22:07       ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-18 22:54       ` David Howells
2016-11-19 22:43         ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-21 14:30         ` One Thousand Gnomes
2016-11-21 20:43           ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-22 10:39         ` David Howells
2016-11-22 13:55           ` Jeff Layton
2016-11-22 20:58           ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-18  9:53     ` David Howells
2016-11-18  8:48   ` David Howells
2016-11-18 12:01     ` Jeff Layton
2016-11-18  9:36   ` David Howells
2016-11-18 17:17     ` Jeff Layton
2016-11-18 18:04     ` David Howells
2016-11-18 18:54       ` Jeff Layton
2016-11-18 19:08       ` David Howells
2016-11-18  9:43   ` David Howells
2016-11-18 21:41     ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-18 22:24     ` David Howells
2016-11-18 10:29   ` David Howells
2016-11-18 10:29     ` David Howells
2016-11-18 21:27     ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-18 21:48     ` David Howells
2016-11-18 21:48       ` David Howells
2016-11-18 22:17       ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-18 22:17         ` Dave Chinner
2016-11-19 10:21         ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2016-11-17 13:35 ` [PATCH 2/4] statx: Ext4: Return enhanced file attributes David Howells
2016-11-18  3:30   ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-17 13:35 ` [PATCH 3/4] statx: NFS: " David Howells
2016-11-17 13:35 ` [PATCH 4/4] statx: AFS: " David Howells
2016-11-18  3:34   ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-18  8:47   ` David Howells
2016-11-17 14:39 ` [RFC][PATCH 0/4] Enhanced file stat system call One Thousand Gnomes
2016-11-17 15:10 ` Michael Kerrisk [this message]
2016-11-17 16:33 ` David Howells
2016-11-17 16:45 ` David Howells
2016-11-17 20:00   ` J. Bruce Fields
2016-11-18  2:30     ` Andreas Dilger
2016-11-18  4:29       ` NeilBrown
2016-11-18 13:41   ` One Thousand Gnomes
2016-11-18 13:49   ` David Howells

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