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Re: TAKE - attr-2.3.0, add trusted namespace into XFS

To: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: TAKE - attr-2.3.0, add trusted namespace into XFS
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:06:28 +1100
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On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 01:52:43PM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 03:39:19PM -0600, Steve Lord wrote:
> > Yep, unless you use the environment variable Nathan mentioned in his
> > original message (I do not have it here, but I seem to remember him
> > mentioning one for backwards compatibility).
> Yes.  I saw that.  IMO it sucks.
> I means I have to conciously check my kernel version and bugger about
> or else things break.

The only thing that could go "wrong" is in xfsdump/restore at
the moment, and there are acceptable workarounds (IMO).

> Great.
> Imagine if tar or cp worked this way...

Fortunately, tar and cp don't grok extended attributes yet, so
we're trying to make sure we use generic names that have meaning
on other filesystem types too before this becomes a problem for
those tools.



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