[Samba] WinNT offline file attribute

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Apr 25 05:35:02 GMT 2002

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Shirish Kalele wrote:

> Jerry,
> "csc policy" is for client-side offline caching. I think Damir is
> looking for Samba to support files offlined by storage managers like
> HSM. Both are called "offline files". One of the reasons the "csc
> policy" parameter was so named.

Ah...I wonfered about that.

> Samba could set the 'offline' flag in the files attributes to indicate
> the file is offlined. This makes applications like Explorer not open and
> read files just to display the icons (which would force the manager to
> bring the files online again). A special "offlined" icon is displayed
> instead.
> As I understood it (and I could be wrong), indicating offline wasn't a
> problem, the problem was finding out if a file was offline. I'm sure
> Damir could code up a custom fix to make Samba do it (using ioctl's or
> whatever) and distribute the fix as his patch. But I don't see how there
> could be a generic fix. I remember there was talk of such a thing.

Makes sense.  Thanks for clarifying....

cheers, jerry
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