[Samba] doc & examples bug regarding 'xattr' special switch need

Linda Walsh samba at tlinx.org
Mon Sep 14 19:48:49 MDT 2009

This may already be fixed, but various places talk about the need
for a 'user_xattr' switch on mounts to use extended attributes.

I've never known 'xfs' to have such a switch -- if they are enabled
in the kernel, they just work -- I tried it.

I also tried adding the switch and verified it is not an accepted
switch for XFS.   Is the documentation referring to some newer
filesystem that has incompatible options (regarding external 

I'm running a stock SuSE kernel and they are enabled by default (and
fully available to non-root users).  

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