Streams support in Linux

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Aug 28 20:47:11 UTC 2018

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 03:43:45PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> In theory I could construct a struct fd by setting up a struct file on the fly
> (see "alloc_empty_file" for example) and the few dozen fields in it,
> but it would be a lot easier to return them as xattrs with a reserved
> prefix (e.g. "streams")
> since most of these are small (some examples) and could have been
> stored in xattrs
> if the Apple or Windows developers had wanted to
> "streams.ZoneIdentifier" (for Internet Explorer download security info)
> "streams.favicon"  (for Internet explorer icons)
> "streams.AFP_AfpInfo" and "streams.AFP_Resource" (for two common Mac streams)
> "streams.XPRESS" (for compression)

Hmmm. Yeah, I guess this works if you can ensure
the prefix is reserved.

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