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Re: Extended Attributes and Access Control Lists



On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 10:56:05AM +0100, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Peter J. Braam wrote:
> 
> > Hi, 
> > 
> > I'd like to just add my 2 cts worth to this:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> >  - I am working with folks that will likely want to have EA's bigger
> >  than a block to store versioning information.  We have discussed
> >  implementing such EA's by building a directory (or directory tree ala
> >  squid) with lots of files each of which represents the EA for the
> >  inode given by the filename.
> 
> What kind of information do expect will end up in EA's in that case? Going
> beyond the one-block limit would be possible in the current scheme,
> although I don't want to go there at the moment.

It's a case of snapshots again -- this time somebody wants LOTs of
snapshots. 





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