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Date:	Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:54:26 +0200
From:	Ludwig Nussel <>
To:	Rob Landley <>
	"Jan Kara (maintainer:EXT2 FILE SYSTEM)" <>,
	"Andrew Morton (maintainer:EXT3 FILE SYSTEM)" 
	"Andreas Dilger (maintainer:EXT3 FILE SYSTEM)" 
	"\"Theodore Ts'o\" (maintainer:EXT4 FILE SYSTEM)" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] implement uid and gid mount options for ext2, ext3 and

Rob Landley wrote:
> On 04/24/2012 10:29 AM, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
>> Further development of a patch I sent years ago. I didn't find the
>> time to address the concerns raised back then and forgot about the
>> patch. Now here it is again.
> The doc bits look fine:
> Acked-by: Rob Landley <>
> As for the design: why isn't this in the VFS instead of in ext234? It
> seems like VFAT is more likely to need this, and I vaguely recall virtfs
> (I.E. 9pfs) doing something similar...?

Yes, file systems like FAT that do not store ownership information
themselves have a uid option. I agree that handling that in vfs itself
would be the more generic solution. It would require more work though.


 (o_   Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imend├Ârffer, HRB 16746 (AG N├╝rnberg) 
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