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

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 10:25:13 EST


On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 01:29:28PM +0200, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 October 2002 00:17, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > Well, how about this as a compromise? We define a new superblock
> > field which reserves a certain amount of space in the EA block for
> > "system" attributes.

> > Andreas, does that sound good to you?
> I'd rather not store such policy things on the file system permanently, and
> make it a mount option. I'm wondering how many installations this would
> affect; to me it seems that it's not worth a super block flag.

We already have a lot of similar places where we do this in ext2/3.
The standard procedure is to store the default in the superblock but
to allow the user to override at mount time.

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