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



On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 23:27 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> 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.

It's not the end of the world, but if we can get it into e2fsprogs,
it'll end up helping more people as if you set up a filesystem
post-install, or by hand, etc the right thing will then be done

Jeremy


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