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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] get/set FAT filesystem attribute bits
    Nicholas Miell wrote:
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    > That's why I put fatattrs in the system namespace, which is wholly owned
    > by the Linux kernel. Any theoretical FAT-with-xattrs variant would put
    > those xattrs in the user namespace.
    >
    > On another note, NTFS-style xattrs (aka named streams) are unrelated to
    > Linux xattrs. A named stream is a separate file with a funny name, while
    > a Linux xattr is a named extension to struct stat.
    >

    OK, that does make it more sensible. I do note, however, that ext2/ext3
    do not seem to export their attributes (chattr/lsattr) in this way; I do
    also note that the xattr code wherever it has been implemented is just
    painfully complex.

    I'll see if I can weed it down to some kind of sane size.

    -hpa

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