On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 02:08:14PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> This is the second of four patches which add extended attribute support
> to the ext2 and ext3 filesystems. Please comment and bleed.
> This patch creates a meta block cache which is utilized by the ext3 and
> ext2 extended attribute patch (patches 3 and 4, respectively). This
> cache allows directory blocks to be indexed by multiple keys. In the
> case of the extended attribute patches, it is used to look up blocks by
> both the block number and by the hash of the extended attributes. This
> is extremely important to allow the sharing of acl's when stored as
> extended attributes. Otherwise every single file would require its own,
> separate, one block overhead to store then ACL, even though there might
> be a large number of files that have the same ACL.
The code doesn't really make Šny sense outside ext2/ext3. I'd suggest you
move it there instead of bloating every kernel with it unconditionally.
__mb_cache_entry_in_lru() is buggy and can't work anymore now that akpm removed
some list_head debugging.
And please get rid of the LINUX_VERSION_CODE checks..
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