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From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
To: Linus Torvalds
Cc: David Howells <>,
	Al Viro <viro-RmSDqhL/>,
	linux-man <>,
	Linux API <>,
	Eric Sandeen <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List
	fstests <>,
	Michael Kerrisk
	Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] statx: Kill fd-with-NULL-path support in favour of AT_EMPTY_PATH
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:53:47 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 27 April 2017 at 00:03, Linus Torvalds <torvalds-de/> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:15 PM, David Howells <> wrote:
>> [!] NOTE: This breaks UAPI introduced in 4.11-rc1.
> Ugh.
> I'm, applying this now, so that we don't end up with a released kernel
> that supports the NULL filename thing.
> I'm not happy about the timing though. And I hope nobody started using
> statx() outside of tests.

Agreed on the timing. Late review on my part didn't help.

But, also, David's fix is not quite right. I will send a patch.



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      parent reply	other threads:[~2017-04-27 11:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-04-26 21:15 [PATCH] statx: Kill fd-with-NULL-path support in favour of AT_EMPTY_PATH David Howells
     [not found] ` <>
2017-04-26 22:03   ` Linus Torvalds
     [not found]     ` <>
2017-04-27 11:53       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) [this message]

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