Displaying streams as xattrs

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Mon May 22 02:08:26 UTC 2023

Looking through code today (in fs/cifs/xattr.c) I noticed an old
reference to returning alternate data streams as pseudo-xattrs.
Although it is possible to list streams via "smbinfo filestreaminfo"
presumably it is not common (opening streams on remote files from
Linux is probably not done as commonly as it should be as well).

Any thoughts about returning alternate data streams via pseudo-xattrs?
Macs apparently allow this (see e.g.



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