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SubjectRe: [PATCH] get/set FAT filesystem attribute bits
Nicholas Miell wrote:
> 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.


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