[Bug 8201] rsync 3.0.8 destroys SELinux security context of symbolic links

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Tue Jun 14 18:17:04 MDT 2011


--- Comment #7 from Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> 2011-06-15 00:17:03 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > No, reading is fine; there just will never be any user xattrs.
> I repeat - trying to read a user attr of a symlink raises EPERM.

Oh.  Since rsync only reads the xattrs that exist, it never sees that case.

> I can't follow you. Not even trying to call the OS isn't "just an
> optimization", it is plain wrong for all except "user" attributes.

I was mixed up.  It is the hypothetical NO_SYMLINK_USER_XATTRS that would be
just an optimization on Linux.

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