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    SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND] implement uid and gid mount options for ext2, ext3 and ext4
    On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 08:09:52PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
    > However, 95% of this use case is already covered by FAT, considering
    > that most of these people are going to want to interchange with windows
    > and mac, neither of which are necessarily happy with an ext3 formatted
    > USB stick. (Sadly, that's what I normally do. My usb keychain is fat
    > formatted, because otherwise I can't use it to give a PDF to the guy at
    > kinko's to print out. I suspect this is why it hasn't previously come up
    > much.)

    The other reason why I suspect it hasn't come up often is that USB
    sticks are so painfully slow that the file system really isn't a

    I would expct this might be different if you were using a removable
    HDD (or even an SSD) with a USB 3.0 interface. In that case you
    really might want a bette file system than VFAT, especially if you are
    interchanging with another Linux system with an incompatible uid/gid
    namespace. That's not nearly as common a use case, though.

    - Ted

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