Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: None <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/10/2001 15:27:06
    Date:        Fri, 09 Mar 2001 15:28:24 -0500
    From:        Bill Sommerfeld <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | I would hope that any such scheme would also include support for
  | efficiently allocating very small files -- perhaps ones as small as 50
  | bytes or less.

That's an orthogonal change to the filesystem.   It is certainly one
that would be useful to have, but it really hasn't got anything much to
do with any of the rest of this (except that ACLs and similar may
increase the number of very small non-empty files that exist).

As a filesystem change though, that one is sure going to cause
incompatibilities...   That of itself might mean that doing the basis
of the two changes at the same time might be an advantage.