8206448: (fs) Extended attributes assumed to be enabled on ext3 (lnx)

Brian Burkhalter brian.burkhalter at oracle.com
Fri Jul 13 14:10:46 UTC 2018

On Jul 13, 2018, at 1:02 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 12/07/2018 23:20, Brian Burkhalter wrote:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8206448
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bpb/8206448/webrev.00/
>> Modified
>> 1) not to assume that extended attributes are enabled by default on ext3, and
>> 2) to assume that they are enabled by default on ext4 if and only if the kernel version is greater than or equal to 2.6.39.
> This mostly looks okay to me. It would be good to move getKernelVersion closer to the end of the source file as this area puts the fields at the top.

I was going by the old coding style of putting static things at the top of the class but I agree it would be better near where it is used.

> We should probably clean up the xattrChecked/xattrEnabled handling at some point but what you have is fine. Also I assume we'll drop the kernel check at some point soon as 2.6.39 is really old and unlikely there will be any supported systems with these older kernels soon.

Is it worthwhile to file an issue to track that?


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