[PATCH 0/3] cifs: moar compounding

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 06:52:36 UTC 2018

tentatively merged into cifs-2.6.git for-next

but would like thoughts on whether we should allow > 64K EAs to some
Samba or Windows servers?
On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 4:40 PM Ronnie Sahlberg <lsahlber at redhat.com> wrote:
> Steve, All
> Some patches to consider for the next merge window.
> The first two patches changes querying the EAs to use compounding
> and adds a new query info compound helpers we can use for all other
> open/query info/close places as well.
> The third patch adds an Open/Query/Close compound before setitng an
> EA in order to make sure that we do not add so many EAs that we go beyond
> the 64k limit that we have in the client for queries.
> That used to be very annoying since you could keep adding more and more
> large EAs until the point where you went above 64k, at which point you
> could no longer list or access the EAs from the client any more :-(
> Unfortunately it adds an extra roundtrip to setting an EA but that should
> be fine. Setting EAs should be relatively uncommon operation.



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