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Date:	Thu, 07 Dec 2006 16:45:52 +1100
From:	Nathan Scott <nscott@...nex.com>
To:	David Chinner <dgc@....com>
Cc:	Josef Sipek <jsipek@....cs.sunysb.edu>,
	Nikolai Joukov <kolya@...sunysb.edu>,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Secure Deletion and Trash-Bin Support for Ext4

On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 12:44 +1100, David Chinner wrote:
> Maybe we should be using EAs for this sort of thing instead of flags
> on the inode? If we keep adding inode flags for generic features
> then we are going to force more than just XFS into inode format
> changes eventually....

You do need to be judicious in what you add, but we got up to here
(well over 10 years) with 16 bits worth of space - increasing to 32
bits is going to last a fairly long time... I wouldn't switch to a
different scheme until that point (which is also the point where the
system calls are going to have to change anyway).

cheers.

-- 
Nathan

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