[PATCH 0/2] openat2: minor uapi cleanups

Christian Brauner christian.brauner at ubuntu.com
Thu Dec 19 11:19:50 UTC 2019

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 09:55:28PM +1100, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
> While openat2(2) is still not yet in Linus's tree, we can take this
> opportunity to iron out some small warts that weren't noticed earlier:
>   * A fix was suggested by Florian Weimer, to separate the openat2
>     definitions so glibc can use the header directly. I've put the
>     maintainership under VFS but let me know if you'd prefer it belong
>     ot the fcntl folks.
>   * Having heterogenous field sizes in an extensible struct results in
>     "padding hole" problems when adding new fields (in addition the
>     correct error to use for non-zero padding isn't entirely clear ).
>     The simplest solution is to just copy clone(3)'s model -- always use
>     u64s. It will waste a little more space in the struct, but it
>     removes a possible future headache.

Am I imagining things or did I get the same patch series twice?


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