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SubjectRe: Add extended attributes to ext2/3
On Wednesday 16 October 2002 00:01, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2002 23:00 +0200, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> > The original ext2_new_inode with no xattr/acl patches calls
> > mark_inode_dirty before unlock_super. This call is not removed in 0.8.50
> > or 0.8.51, but a second call is added below ext2_init_acl. Since
> > ext2_init_acl takes care of dirtying the inode itself this second call is
> > no longer needed (I hope!)
> Just as an FYI - marking ext3 inodes dirty is an expensive operation,
> and should be done only once if at all possible (not sure if the same
> code applies to ext3 as you are discussing ext2, but I thought I should
> mention it).

Then I should really think out something to improve that. Thanks.

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