Add fchmodat2() - or add a more general syscall?

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Wed Jul 26 02:10:22 AEST 2023

* David Howells:

> Rather than adding a fchmodat2() syscall, should we add a "set_file_attrs()"
> syscall that takes a mask and allows you to set a bunch of stuff all in one
> go?  Basically, an interface to notify_change() in the kernel that would allow
> several stats to be set atomically.  This might be of particular interest to
> network filesystems.

Do you mean atomically as in compare-and-swap (update only if old values
match), or just a way to update multiple file attributes with a single
system call?


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