xfs file system w/ selinux?

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Tue Dec 28 07:37:43 UTC 2004

On Sunday 10 October 2004 05:53, Andrew Farris <fedora at andrewfarris.com> 
> On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 12:37 -0500, Justin Conover wrote:
> > How does Fedora handle the size, does it use 256 or 512 be default?
> > If its 256, shouldn't they change this?
> It uses the default 256.  I have several filesystems I built with 256
> inode size, but I have had no problems running selinux with it..
> presumably I do have wasted space and performance decreases but it is
> not noticeable in normal use.

That depends on your situation.  I first heard of the issue when someone 
reported on IRC that they tried installing SE Linux on an XFS system and it 
used up all their free disk space and made their system virtually unusable as 
a result.


Above is a bug report I filed requesting that 512 bytes be the default.

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