lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Sep]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 10:48:46AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> What I don't understand is the tie between Linux having such streams and
> Windows doing it for Samba to work. Netatalk has always handle this for
> Macintosh and portably. Presumably any Samba support would need to
> handle OS's without wacky files for portability too ?

I'm not 100% sure on the samba side, but I think there is a pretty
significant difference. On the Mac, the problem of copying forks and
metadata onto non-Mac systems was recognized early on. There are several
standard formats for serialized versions of this data. If you take the
files that netatalk writes and copy them directly to a Mac separately,
there are tools that can convert them back to the original format with
all the data intact. I've never seen such a thing for NTFS named streams.

Brad Boyer
flar@allandria.com

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:05    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans