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

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 08:09:01 EST

On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 12:42:42AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Well, for people who are using these features, it is irrelevant whether
> you can configure them separately or not. However, for people who do
> not use these features, it is just more "bloat" that is being added to
> their kernel. Certainly the EA and ACL code have a noticable size, so
> having a config option can only be good for those users. Sure - make
> it default to "on" for people who don't know any better, but it is
> still nice to be able to tune things as needed (e.g. for a small box
> which needs a journaling fs, but not fancy features).

Well, the ACL code would be depend on CONFIG_FS_POSIX_ACL as in XFS and
JFS. We might want one XATTR config option for ext2/ext3 if this is a
real concern for people (it might be a good idea after thinking a bit
more about it). IMHO we should end up with one option for xattr support
in ext2, one for xattrs in ext3 and one for all filesystems for ACLs.

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