Re: [Ext2-devel] [RFC] [PATCH 3/4] Add extended attributes to ext2/3

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 15:41:43 EST


On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 08:20:38PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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..

It's the per-inode extended attribute space that's at risk here,
quotas don't help.

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