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4.3. Questions

  1. If I have a file with EA's in it which they are all in shortform format (i.e. they are all inside the inode), and I decide to replace one of those EA's by specifying the same name in a setfattr command but this time using a large value (e.g. 60K), what will happen to the format of the EA?
    Will it just mark the value for this EA as remote and put a pointer to a set of blocks for this value and leave all rest of the EA's in shortform? Or as well as marking it remote and storing the value remotely, will it change the EA format to the extent form?
  2. Construct a table showing how many inline extents are possible as the number of extended attributes grow.