more streams work

James Peach jorgar at
Tue Jan 22 17:25:35 GMT 2008

On 22/01/2008, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 09:05:26AM -0800, James Peach wrote:
> > When you have stored stream data in an xattr, do you want that to be
> > visible to the xattr or EA APIs?
> Ok, understood. This was on my agenda, now checked in with
> e9bb3d5067.
> > I darwin_streams, I split the xattr list into 2 namespaces. If the
> > first character of the xattr name was ':', it was a stream, otherwise
> > it was just a regular xattr. This prevents the streaminfo call
> > returning xattrs that do not hold streams data, and it prevents the EA
> > and xattr APIs returning xattrs that do hold streams data.
> Well, I'm using a slightly different approach. All streams
> are stored as xattrs with user.DosStream.<streamname>, very
> similar to the Samba4 approach.

That sounds reasonable. Are these visible as EAs or extended attributes?

James Peach | jorgar at

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