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Re: OT: Fixed Roland'd Hurd EA ext2 patch for Linux

From: cascardo
Subject: Re: OT: Fixed Roland'd Hurd EA ext2 patch for Linux
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 11:13:39 -0200
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On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 12:42:22PM +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> It would be a pitty if users had to recompile their kernel to have
> this supported, is there any possibility of including this in Linux?

I am subscribed to the list. No need to send the messages to me in
private unless you are in a hurry, since gnu servers seem to be late
these days.  :-)

I am not a Linux developer or ext2 maintainer. So I can not include
this in the versions distributed by Linus Torvalds. But Michael Banck
told me he was gonna try to push this into the Debian distributed

I would like to see this included in the kernel.org version, and would
maintain it if it is necessary (we hope there will be no longer
modifications like those in fs/xattr.c that required Roland to change
his patch).

However, the modifications are not made properly by GPL2 (including
the dates of modification and proper notices that the files are being
distributed under it). I was told this is Linux style. If it is needed
to follow this style so the patch is included, I will agree to
it. Should we submit it to lkml?

Another solution I am thinking in working on is modifying debugfs to
allow people to set translators in an umounted filesystem. This would
require no linux building, but only a e2fsprogs update.

Thadeu Cascardo.

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