bugattr - Bugs: bug #33417, use reasonable exit statuses


bug #33417: use reasonable exit statuses

Submitter:  Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo>
Submitted:  Fri 27 May 2011 08:13:49 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Sun 14 Jan 2024 01:30:18 AM UTC, comment #3: 

feel free to put together a patch & send it to the mailing list for review/discussion

Mike Frysinger <vapier>
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Sat 07 Oct 2023 02:11:37 PM UTC, comment #2: 

What's IMO still open is:

There should be a separate exit status at least for the case when an XATTR is just not set, but apart from that, no errors (like non-existent file, etc.) occurred.

Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo>
Fri 23 Jun 2023 11:26:36 PM UTC, comment #1: 

For the records, I think at least the part "Trying to read an XATTR that doesn't exist" has been fixed meanwhile by commit 93c92ed1d826c6759bb83d2168ee818a05280f35.

Haven't checked the other points, though. I guess actually that at least all the read cases are fixed.

Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo>
Fri 27 May 2011 08:13:49 PM UTC, original submission:  


Currently it seems to me that setfattr/getfattr don't use exit statuses != 0 at all.
Could you please add this (very important) functionality?

Exit codes (!= 0) should at least be provided for the following cases:
- Trying to read/write XATTRs when not supported by the underlying filesystem.
- Trying to read/write XATTRs when not allowed (e.g. not the "user" namespace, or on files that are not regular or not directories.
- Trying to read an XATTR that doesn't exist (currently it's not easily possible to determine whether an XATTR is set or not.
- etc.


Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo>


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