Fwd: Re: xattr "trusted" namespace

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 07:30:24 MDT 2013

Assuming Jeremy doesn't run into a strange obstacles on the server
side (requiring protocol changes) - I would expect that the client
side would be in 3.11 kernel (the merge window for 3.11 will open in
about 3 weeks), and the patches are small enough to be easy to
backport if distros wanted.

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 8:23 AM, Ted Miller <tmiller at hcjb.org> wrote:
> Since I don't usually do things on the "bleeding edge" of the Linux kernel,
> could you give me a "ballpark" idea of when a 'stable' kernel version that
> includes this functionality might be out?
> Ted Miller
> On 6/10/2013 10:37 PM, Steve French wrote:
>> I have patches for cifs kernel client for this.  Jeremy Allison was
>> almost done server patches for samba for the other end.
>> On Jun 10, 2013 6:06 PM, "Ted Miller" <tmiller at hcjb.org> wrote:
>>> (If this is the wrong place to ask this question, please feel free to
>>> point me in a different direction.)
>>> I am working on a system that needs to be able to write to the xattr
>>> namespace "trusted", as in trusted.xyz.  I only need this support from the
>>> Linux client, as the target file is being served by a Windows server.  I
>>> have tried this using Centos (same package versions as RHEL) 6.4, and the
>>> writes all fail with the default client.  I am hoping that this has been
>>> addressed in a newer version of the CIFS client.
>>> Is the "trusted" namespace accessible in the current Linux CIFS client?
>>> If so, what version of which file(s) do I need to look for?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Ted Miller
>>> Elkhart, IN, USA



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