FAT, NTFS, CIFS and DOS attributes

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jan 4 02:09:54 GMT 2005

tridge at samba.org wrote:
> right. Samba doesn't care much about VFAT, and you don't care about
> all the other attributes, so we should get along fine without treading
> on each others toes too much.
> I explained what Samba4 does as you asked about the user.DosAttrib
> xattr that Steve put a placeholder for in cifsfs. That came from
> Samba4, so if you suddenly started using it in a different way I would
> get a sore toe :-)
> Once the Samba LSM module is done and Wine and Samba start working
> more together on all these extra bits of meta-data then we could
> consider making your ioctl work on all filesystems when the LSM module
> is loaded.

Sounds reasonable.


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