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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 16/35] ovl: readd lsattr/chattr support
On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:

> We could fix it to use file_inode()->i_sb instead of
> f_path.dentry->d_sb after reverting the overlay specific hack, and
> that would fix the freeze bypass bug and would be correct for all
> filesystems. But I wonder how many such issues we have where
> discrepancy between f_path.dentry and file_inode() matters.

OTOH, any such issues should already have surfaced. Just need to be
careful when reverting VFS patches that they don't regress in the face
of f_path containing the overlay path.

So we are probably better to keep using overlay path in real file
universally, just to keep the code simpler.


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