OS/2 extended attributes

Allen Reese allen at driversoft.com
Tue Feb 23 18:17:09 GMT 1999

Yep.   ;)  If I were implementing such a thing, I would probably do it as
a filesystem in and of it's own.  :)

Allen Reese
Senior Software Engineer
Driversoft, Inc.
allen at driversoft.com

On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Allen Reese wrote:
> > 
> > There is a way that you could store attributes regardless of underlying
> > filesystem.  granted it would be a long task, but once you did it you
> > caould store BeOS attributes, OS/2 Attributes or any other OS'es
> > attributes.
> > 
> > basically you take advantage of the fact the data is stored in the file,
> > and the attributes aren't.
> > 
> > then you have a database with all of the files for a dir in it, and in
> > that you store all the attributes.  or you do like Apple does, they store
> > a .AppleDpuble directory, and store resource forks in there.
> > 
> > Either way that is a very little on how to do such a thing.
> > 
> This sort of thing makes for an extremely slow server. It's
> how things like AS/U and Sun's project Cascade do things and
> I hope you'll notice there are no benchmark numbers available
> for them :-).
> Multiple forks really belong in the file system otherwise they
> get lost when the files are moved. If Samba is ported to a UNIX
> that supports multiple data streams I'd happily accept code to
> access them.
> Jeremy.
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