2002 FREENIX Track Technical Program - Abstract
Planned Extensions to the Linux Ext2/Ext3 Filesystem
Theodore Y. Ts'o , International Business Machines Corporation; Stephen Tweedie, Red Hat
The ext2 filesystem was designed with the goal of expandability while
maintaining compatibility. This paper describes ways in which advanced
filesystem features can be added to the ext2 filesystem while retaining
forwards and backwards compatibility as much as possible. Some of the
filesystem extensions that are discussed include directory indexing,
online resizing, an expanded inode, extended attributes and access
control lists support, extensible inode tables, extent maps, and
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