FAT, NTFS, CIFS and DOS attributes

Nicholas Miell nmiell at comcast.net
Tue Jan 4 02:05:14 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 17:48 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> What you're neglecting is that there is a LARGE class of metadata where 
> the important thing is that you store them; if you don't know what they 
> are you merely ignore them and keep them as-is.
> There is no place for those in the current design.

That's what the user namespace is for -- the kernel has no interest in
its contents, it just stores it as-is for apps that do.

Nicholas Miell <nmiell at comcast.net>

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