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Re: [Linux 2.6 PATCH] support for Hurd ext2 format extensions

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [Linux 2.6 PATCH] support for Hurd ext2 format extensions
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 22:45:07 +0100
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Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:

> This is a cleaned-up and polished version of the Linux 2.6 patch to support
> Hurd ext2 format extensions via the xattr interfaces.  This is against
> 2.6.3 or thereabouts.  After applying the patch, you must turn on
> CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR (not on by default) and then you can turn on the new
> option CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR_HURD to enable the new code.  Please test this
> out and report any problems to me.  I am not going to submit this to Linus
> et al until I've gotten positive reports that people are actually using it
> in practice and successfully.

When I have the time (in some weeks) I can test this both on the PC
and the Apple (PPC, 32 bits).

At the same time I want to add xattr support to glibc on GNU/Hurd so
the GNU.translator and GNU.author attributes can be used.  Are you
interested in committing such patch to glibc?  If not or if you are
someone else wants to do this, please tell me to prevent doing double


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