On 01/31 2014 15:40 PM, Sun_Blood wrote:
> If I understands it correctly XFS don't have a limit to the size of
> extended attributes(EA) but Linux impose a limit at 64k.
> What I am trying to do is build a backup server that our Apple computers
> will use together with rsync to backup files to. The problem I face is
> that Apple HFS+ don't have a limit to EA so it has files with more then
> 64k of EA in it.
> The Linux Kernel has a limit imposed to it in include/linux/limits.h
> #defineXATTR_SIZE_MAX 65536 /* size of an extended attribute value
> (64k) */
> #defineXATTR_LIST_MAX 65536 /* size of extended attribute namelist
> (64k) */
Yes, 64k is the VFS limit per EA value size.
> Changing this values feels unsafe because they will be system wide.
> Is the any possibility to combine Linux + XFS to make a backup that
> works with EA or is this more a question for kernel.org <http://kernel.org>?
So if an EA value size on HFS+ is larger than 64k, I suspect it would failed to
on Linux+XFS... But if a file has multiple EAs, and each EA's value size is <=
would be works IMO.