On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 09:14:00PM +0200, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> Users might just fill up all xattr space leaving no space for ACLs (or
> similar). If user xattrs are disabled this can no longer occur, so some
> administrators might be happy to have a choice.
Umm, that's why we have quota..
> With the registration API modules doing HSM/LSM/... can just register handlers
> without having to modify the file system code. Otherwise we would have to
> hand code additional hooks for independently loadable modules.
a) if the HSM/whatever is so standalone that it should patch ext2 code
it is truely generic and thus above the filesystem.
b) you don;t even export the register/unregister to modules, not mention
other ext2/ext3 core functionality that it would need.
c) looks at the 'would' there is no such code currently and if it gets
a real consern it still could be added. Don't bloat the kernel
more than you really need to..
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