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Date:	Thu, 7 Dec 2006 13:49:44 +1100
From:	David Chinner <>
To:	Josef Sipek <>
Cc:	David Chinner <>, Nikolai Joukov <>,,
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Secure Deletion and Trash-Bin Support for Ext4

On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 09:35:30PM -0500, Josef Sipek wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 12:44:27PM +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....
> Aren't EAs slow? Maybe not on XFS but on other filesystems...

Only when they don't fit in the inode itself and extra
disk seeks are needed to retrieve them.


Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group
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