[PATCH] vfs module for VxFS

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 08:32:07 MDT 2014

On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 9:24 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-09-01 at 18:44 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 02, 2014 at 11:52:49AM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> >
>> > The concern I have is that Samba can permit access to extended
>> > attributes directly.  You have to ban them in samba_private_attr_name()
>> > in source3/smbd/trans2.c.

There is another issue here as well, which is that Samba is not
flexible enough, IMO, in those cases where the OS or the FS does not
support separate SYSTEM and USER name spaces.

Then, all the xattrs have to be collapsed into one name space.

A trick I have used before is to prefix SAMBA xattrs with something
like .samba: but that requires more flexibility in the filtering.

Richard Sharpe

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