[PATCH 0/3] cifs: moar compounding
ronniesahlberg at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 07:43:17 UTC 2018
Sure, we can set a higher max than 64k,
It is easy to add if/when the need arises.
On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 4:53 PM Steve French <smfrench at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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