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

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 15:47:36 EST

On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 09:41:43PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Well, that's a more important problem. But I doubt a hack to just turn off
user xattrs is the right fix then. A static reservation for ACLs or just
totally separating them (like in XFS) seems more måture.
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