Success story with patch: Samba4 on FreeBSD - one year in production

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu May 31 22:24:28 MDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-21 at 14:39 +0300, Andriy Syrovenko wrote:
> Hi,

> 3. The third part of the patch adds extattr support on FreeBSD to the
> Samba4 binaries. Extended attributes handling on FreeBSD differs from
> Linux in that the attribute name does not include the namespace name.
> Namespace is specified as an additional (numeric) parameter to the
> extattr related function instead. Additionally, there only two
> universally defined namespaces- system and user, and there no security
> namespace. So, I decided to put everything into the user namespace
> using the original attribute names as they are defined in Samba
> (including '.' character which seems to be perfectly legal on
> FreeBSD).
> Please consider the possibility to include this patch into the main
> source tree. I can work on some changes if required.

Just a quick note to say that I've taken on this larger challenge, and
hopefully we will have patches for review soon.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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