On Mittwoch 14 Oktober 2009 Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 12:14:10AM +0200, Michael Monnerie wrote:
> > On Mittwoch 09 September 2009 P?draig Brady wrote:
> > > The specific issue we have is that `cp --preserve=xattr` gets an
> > > error when copying xattrs from a read only file. Since this has
> > > been an xattr issue since the start, we'll have to work around
> > > it.
> > In that context I would call it a bug - shouldn't it be fixed?
> It seems pretty late for change behaviour that has been around
> since 2002. But if this was a new interface I would agree with you
> that the behaviour is illogical.
I didn't restrict to fix xattr behaviour, but "cp" should be fixed.
After all, the bug exists since 2002, so "cp" should also work around it
to get it's own parameters right.
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