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SubjectRe: Filesystem Capabilities in 2.6?
On Sat, Nov 02, 2002 at 10:47:07AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> - Make a new file type, and put just that information in the
> directory (so that it shows up in d_type on a readdir()). Put the
> real data in the file, ie make it largely look like an "extended
> symlink".

reading directories therefore causes lots of seeks and performance
begins to suck again

IMO, extended attributes are a better place to store this and making
it per-inode, there is an argument that having a file behave
differently in different places is unecessaryly complex and really
doesn't solve any know real-world problems


--cw
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