Re: [PATCH RFC v3] vfs: make fstatat retry once on ESTALE errorsfrom getattr call

From: Malahal Naineni
Date: Mon Apr 23 2012 - 15:06:26 EST

Steve Dickson [SteveD@xxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> > Returning ESTALERETRY would be registering for it in a way and it is
> > somewhat cleaner than having to go all the way back up to the fstype to
> > figure out whether you want to retry it or not.
> How would legacy apps handle this new errno, esp if they have logic
> to take care of ESTALE errors?
> steved.

As I understand, there is no new errno for the apps. This new
ESTALERETRY is produced and consumed by kernel only.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at