[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated - release-4-0-0alpha8-970-gd6270df

Gerald Carter jerry at plainjoe.org
Thu Aug 13 14:02:03 MDT 2009

Jeremy Allison wrote:

>> Are the linux docs still correct that this is fs dependent?
>>      In the current ext2, ext3 and ext4 filesystem
>>      implementations, each extended attribute must fit on a
>>      single filesystem block (1024, 2048 or 4096 bytes, depending
>>      on the block size  specified  when  the filesystem was created).
>>      In  the  XFS  and  reiserfs filesystem implementations, there is
>>      no practical limit on the number or size of extended attributes
>>      associated with a file,  and  the  algorithms  used  to  store  extended
>>      attribute information on disk are scalable.
> I don't think this is the case for ext4 but I'd have to look
> at the code. I think ext4 is 64k, but I thought it was also
> 64k for ext3 (I think it'd been fixed a while ago). I'll have
> to look in the source code to be sure.

I can look it up then.  No worries.

cheers, jerry
"What man is a man who does not make the world better?"      --Balian

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