Re: state of metadata?

> What is the state of metadata?
> Does anybody know if EXT3 is going to bring some metadata support?
> The problem with metadata external to the filesystem is that not
> GUI tools (like mv, rm, etc.) could interfere with metadata. There has

Has it occurred to you that maybe people run GNOME on OSes other than
Linux?  Your proposed ext3 metadata (which isn't going to happen;
Linus dislikes the idea) doesn't work for FreeBSD, or Solaris, or
HP/UX, or Irix, or AIX, or any of the other OSes that people use GNOME 

brandon s. allbery      [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator         [WAY too many hats] 
electrical and computer engineering                                      KF8NH
carnegie mellon university        ["better check the oblivious first" -ke6sls]

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