Re: [PATCH] Re: ENOATTR and other error enums

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 07:37:55 EST

> XFS needs both values. ENOATTR is also required by the ext2
> extended attributes project (and any other filesystem intending
> to implement extended attributes in the future). Both values
> need to be visible in both kernel and user space, so this patch
> would be an initial step toward libc support also, hopefully.
> In the absence of any cleaner way to do this (?), could we have
> this patch applied please? Any/all feedback much appreciated

Such an update needs to be synchronized with glibc to avoid people
getting all sorts of odd "unknown" error messages. In general I dn't
see why its needed.

> > EFSCORRUPTED = Filesystem is corrupted

EIO is normally used for this

As to the string names for errors. They can't sanely go into the kernel
or kernel headers. Remember there are a lot of languages out there
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