Pino Toscano added the comment:
*_MAX constants are usually defined when the system declares that the maximum
limit for that option exist and is already known at compile time.
Python should simply not rely on XATTR_LIST_MAX and XATTR_SIZE_MAX being
defined, but just grow the buffers as needed until *getxattr / *listxattr
succeed or fail with errno != ERANGE; it seems the case already, although the
two *_MAX are used as kind of "upper bound" limit.
Instead of using short lists with sizes to try, what about starting from a size
(e.g. 128 for getxattr and 256 for listxattr), and grow the buffer by adding
the same value each iteration (or doubling the size)?
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