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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available
Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:

> Honestly I think this really matters on the amount of 'emulation' we
> need - if it's just adding a new flag that can be trivially generated
> in the syscall stub in userland that's probably fine, but if we have
> actually differing semantics (like the stat weak attributes) I'd rather
> have a properly documented syscall. If we otherwise need to rewrite
> whole structures I'd much rather do that in kernel space.

I very much agree.

> And to get back to stat: if would be really useful to coordinate the
> new one with glibc so that we don't end up with two different stat
> structures again like we do for a lot of platforms at the moment.

I've tried reaching out to them and others, but no one responded.


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