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    GFS2: Clean up of extended attribute support · 40b78a32
    Steven Whitehouse authored
    This has been on my list for some time. We need to change the way
    in which we handle extended attributes to allow faster file creation
    times (by reducing the number of transactions required) and the
    extended attribute code is the main obstacle to this.
    In addition to that, the VFS provides a way to demultiplex the xattr
    calls which we ought to be using, rather than rolling our own. This
    patch changes the GFS2 code to use that VFS feature and as a result
    the code shrinks by a couple of hundred lines or so, and becomes
    easier to read.
    I'm planning on doing further clean up work in this area, but this
    patch is a good start. The cleaned up code also uses the more usual
    "xattr" shorthand, I plan to eliminate the use of "eattr" eventually
    and in the mean time it serves as a flag as to which bits of the code
    have been updated.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
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