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Re: [Linux 2.6 PATCH] support for Hurd ext2 format extensions

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 02:46:36PM -0800, Roland McGrath wrote:
> This is a cleaned-up and polished version of the Linux 2.6 patch to
> support Hurd ext2 format extensions via the xattr interfaces.  

To faciliate testing (by Debian users at least), I've created (or let's
say, hacked together) both a kernel-patch package and a kernel-image
package including Roland's patch. They are both available at


The Debian packages are called
kernel-patch-xattr-hurd_20040220-1_all.deb and
kernel-image-2.6.2-1-686_2.6.2-3_i386.deb. The kernel-patch is
reportedly quite handy when building packages with make-kpkg (I've never
did this myseld), while the kernel-image is just a drop-in replacement
of the current stock Debian kernel for i686 (it has the second
do_mremap() security fix from 2.6.3 included). I guess I could build
images for other ia32-based kernels on demand. I could not figure out
how to reliably add a '-xattr-hurd' to the package/file/directory names,
so that one could install both this kernel-image and the original verson
in parallel, so I did not do this for now.

I'm typing this mail running the kernel-image.



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