[Bug 8566] Spotlight comments (extended attributes) are not synced

Joachim Otahal (privat) Jou at gmx.net
Sat Mar 24 08:59:35 MDT 2012

samba-bugs at samba.org schrieb:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8566
> --- Comment #9 from Stefan Nowak<p.org at gmx.at>  2012-03-24 14:45:18 UTC ---
> mdutil -E /Volumes/Destination
> Re-indexing the destination volume did not help either.
> xattr -rl showed that all comment data is still there.

Sorry to make fun of it, but reading here that the Mac finder has 
exactly the same problem as Windows Search (as long as indexing is not 
deactivated) is just funny. You see it right before you eyes in a shell 
or in the explorer, but searching denies its existence until it has been 
indexed, which can take hours or even days. They reduced that type of 
problems in W7, but they still exist there just as your problem in Mac OS/X.

The workaround seems the same for both OS: Use a shell and let the 
search run there.
(In case of W7: deactivating the indexing-trash solves it too at the 
cost of slower search, doesn't help in Vista or XP)

Joachim Otahal

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