Pull vfs 'statx()' update from Al Viro.
This adds the new extended stat() interface that internally subsumes our
previous stat interfaces, and allows user mode to specify in more detail
what kind of information it wants.
It also allows for some explicit synchronization information to be
passed to the filesystem, which can be relevant for network filesystems:
is the cached value ok, or do you need open/close consistency, or what?
From David Howells.
Andreas Dilger points out that the first version of the extended statx
interface was posted June 29, 2010:
* 'rebased-statx' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs:
statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available