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Re: Implementation Proposal for Subfile GSoC

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 07:27:26PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 10:21:14AM -0700, Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
> > I don't think this is the right way to go. FreeBSD already has extended 
> > attribute support for which we've added VOPs. Whatever you do needs to be 
> > compatabile with them.
> Extended attributes have a different design goal. They are meant for
> easily lookup of small data and the interface doesn't scale well for
> large data. IIRC they have essentially only been used for ACLs and
> similiar meta data.
> That said, you can easily expose EAs as subfiles, but please don't try
> to do it the other way around.

I agree that an EA implementation that is designed to store small blobs of 
data won't cut it for things that people want to do w/ subfiles. I believe 
we want two implementations. The thing I believe we don't want is two name 

Take care,


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