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Re: Fwd: XFS merged in 2.4

To: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Fwd: XFS merged in 2.4
From: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:27:16 -0600
Cc: XFS List <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20031211105016.GI3294@plato.local.lan>
Organization: Coremetrics, Inc.
References: <20031211105016.GI3294@plato.local.lan>
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On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 04:50, Ethan Benson wrote:
> [...]
> I think Chrostoph's point is XFS is the ONLY filesystem in 2.4 which
> actually supports ACLs, ext2/3 require patches (perhaps significant i
> haven't checked if they even support xattr in 2.4).
> it was hard enough getting the absolute mandatory fixes in to support
> XFS, much less an optional feature.
> the acl patch only affects one vfs file, in only 3 small places
> unlikly to be touched by anyone else, so merging it with just about
> any kernel tree should be no harder then a single patch -p1 command.
> I agree it would be nice, but i just don't see it happening
> unfortunatly, for mostly political reasons.  fortunatly this one
> doesn't matter that much since its so much easier to merge and
> maintain on the user's side (compared to the entire XFS patchset).

Since ACLs are in 2.6 for everything under the sun just about, even pty
fs, I'd think that this wouldn't be a huge problem for 2.4. 

Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Coremetrics, Inc.

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