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Re: [PATCH] larger inodes for ext3 at install time



Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 11:40 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> Larger inodes should help out with selinux and/or beagle attributes a bit
>> (xattrs can be stored in-inode) and also makes upgrade to ext4 possible
>> (which needs an in-inode extent list)
> 
> So the obvious question is "if this is so useful, why not have mke2fs do
> the right thing without us having to pass more arguments to it"?

Ok, I can do that if you prefer.  Although if you don't plan to migrate
to ext4, and don't use xattrs, you might want the smaller inodes to save
space, since inode overhead on ext$FOO is nontrivial.

I'm not sure where upstream is going on this one, but I can sort it out
if you'd rather not have it in anaconda.

Thanks,
-Eric


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