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SubjectRe: Implementing Meta File information in Linux
In message <>, "Albert D. Cahalan" 
| Kenneth Albanowski (
| > This seems to decide the issue right here: any solution based on ReiserFS,
| > or an expanded ext2fs, would be intrinsically unportable. Such techniques
| > could be used, but only as a Linux-local optimization. Otherwise, we kill
| > portability and transportability, which contradicts the entire point of
| > the game.
| I think not. New features have to start somewhere, and they spread
| to other filesystems as time passes. We already need a forked
| file API for ntfs, hfs, and smbfs.

hpfs currently ignores OS/2 extended attributes, and msdos doesn't even know
to look for "\EA DATA. SF" (extended attributes on OS/2 FAT fs).

brandon s. allbery [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator [WAY too many hats]
electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
carnegie mellon university

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