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SubjectRe: [RFC] ext3 documentation (lack of)
Janusz Dziemidowicz wrote:

> AFAIK
> user_xattr - turns on POSIX Extended attributes
> nouser_xattr - obvious
> acl - turns on ACL (Access Control Lists)
> noacl - obvious
>
> However these features are only present in 2.6.x, they are explained
> in Help during kernel configuration. I'm not sure if acl requires
> user_xattr to be turned on. I remember that I spent some time looking
> for a way to enable these on ext2/ext3 :)

ACL's does not require use of the user_xattr mount option - I have tested
that acl's work on ext3 with only the "acl" option. I guess user_xattr is
turned on automatically as needed - you can use the option if you want
posix extended attributes without acls.

Helge Hafting
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