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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xenstore-stat

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xenstore-stat"):
> On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 13:03 +0100, Frank Pan wrote:
> > I'd like to make it more similar to unix permissions. ("-rwx")
> > I think it's more straightforward than "w/r/b/n".
> > Is this a good idea?
> I'm not sure. The current xs way of doing things is odd compared with
> unix permissions but it's what people are used to and what they need to
> type as n argument to xenstore-chmod. The last point is particularly
> compelling IMHO.

I agree.  I think we should use xs_perm_to_string exclusively and not
introduce a new format.

If we do introduce a new format it should be done as a separate task
and should be done in xs_perm_to_string (perhaps optionally) so that
all the tools benefit.


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