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Re: xattr in JFFS2



On Thu, 22 April 2004 11:16:19 -0400, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 16:25 +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > Read the archives, there was a short thread last december.  In short,
> > create a hidden directory per file, add one file to it for each xattr,
> > file name is the key, file contents the value.
> 
> That's quite inefficient. Each jffs2_inode_info has a lot of overhead,
> like permissions, times, etc. I think perhaps we might do better to
> invent a new node type for it.
> 
> It's fairly easy to offer transaction support to userspace if we do that
> too. You start a transaction, make some EA changes, then commit that
> transaction. Implementing a database on top of that is left as an
> exercise for the reader. 

Makes sense.  Now all we need is the code. :)

Jörn

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