Re: A Plumberâs Wish List for Linux

From: Alexander E. Patrakov
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 10:54:27 EST

07.10.2011 19:40, Alan Cox ÐÐÑÐÑ:
On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:09:16 +0200
Bastien ROUCARIES<roucaries.bastien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

For fat a special xattr for root inode ?

If it's as Kay says a specific magic part of the directory and we need
this just as a fixup for FAT and NTFS then probably an ioctl on it will
do the job nicely. Sometimes stretching existing API's in semi-sane ways
actually gets to produce worse special cases (like tar restoring the
volume label by accident depending upon its settings)

I'd say that we also need to consider EXFAT which is available only for FUSE, and the fact that the FUSE-based NTFS driver has more features than the kernel driver. And, frankly speaking, I don't think that FAT belongs to the kernel at all. So any proposed solution has to be extensible enough to also cover FUSE.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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