--fake-super locally?

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Sun Jul 21 11:59:45 MDT 2013

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Use getfattr not getfacl.

Also, user_xattr is a mount option not a kernel boot option.

On 07/21/13 13:51, Grant wrote:
>>> Can I somehow use --fake-super or something similar to save the
>>> original ownership info to ACLs?
>> Sure, should work fine. Keep in mind that --fake-super affects
>> both sides of a local transfer unless you take steps to isolate
>> the option.  From the manpage for 3.0.x:
>> Since there is only one "side" in a local copy, this option
>> affects both the sending and receiving of files.  You’ll need to
>> specify a copy using "localhost" if you need to avoid this,
>> possibly using the "lsh" shell script (from the support
>> directory) as a substitute for an actual remote shell (see 
>> --rsh).  This option is overridden by both --super and
>> --no-super.
>> From the manpage for 3.1.0 (note that -M (--remote-option) is
>> also a diff for 3.0.x):
>> For a local copy, this option affects both the source and the
>> destination. If you wish a local copy to enable this option just
>> for the destination files, specify -M--fake-super.  If you wish a
>> local copy to enable this option just for the source files,
>> combine --fake-super with -M--super.
> Does this mean that if I rsync --fake-super files on a local
> machine, an ACL will be written to the destination files and the
> source files? If so I should upgrade to 3.1 so I can use
> -M--fake-super.
> I tested this:
> rsync --fake-super -a source/test destination/test
> but I think this means the ACL is not being written:
> # getfacl destination/test # file: destination/test # owner: root #
> group: root user::rw- group::r-- other::r--
> What could I have done wrong?  I enabled ext3 ACL extended
> attributes in the kernel and booted with user_xattr.
> - Grant

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