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Re: ACLs in jffs2
On Wed, 10 December 2003 14:15:41 -0600, J B wrote:
> Is there any plan to add support for ACLs in jffs2 now that they have been
> added to 2.6?
> Or even a more general question: is there any plan to add support for
> extended attributes in general?
> i can think of lots of reasons not to do EAs on jffs2, so this is more of a
> "has anyone thought about it" question.
Not specifically about doing EAs in jffs2, but I've read and thought
about Hans' Reiser4 paper.
Basically, add a pointer from each real file to a pseudo-directory,
holding pseudo-files. Each pseudo-file is an EA. Finished. :)
Ok, you have to add the glue stuff, userspace interfaces and such.
You can also optimize a lot, if you require EAs to be very short files
(one node at most), but the principle is almost trivial.
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He who knows himself is enlightened.
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