DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6701] permission of attributes are not preserved

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Thu Sep 10 14:51:48 MDT 2009

------- Comment #2 from matt at  2009-09-10 15:51 CST -------
(In reply to comment #1)
> Is the mode and ownership all, or is there other metadata to worry about?  Do
> xattrs have mtimes?  Does a file have a separate set of directory-like
> permissions that control the creation, deletion, and renaming of its xattrs? 
> Can xattrs have ACLs?  Can they have their own xattrs?  :D

I thought I was joking, but the answer to all questions is yes!  (At least in
the interface, though not on current filesystems.)

If rsync is going to go out on a limb and support this, maybe the best approach
would be to hang an entire file list off each file that has xattrs.

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