[Samba] Read offline attribute

Peter Flood info at whywouldwe.com
Wed Jun 11 05:33:25 MDT 2014

Hi Steve

Trivial is great, it would be a useful addition.

On 10/06/2014 17:26, Steve French wrote:
> This would be VERY trivial to add - the intent was to allow a query of
> the CIFS/SMB3 specific inode metatada via a user xattr (the attribute
> was defined as user.DosAttrib).   Probably less than 10 lines of code
> to finishup below the following in fs/cifs/xattr.c
> if (strncmp(ea_name, CIFS_XATTR_DOS_ATTRIB, 14) == 0) {
> cifs_dbg(FYI, "attempt to query cifs inode metadata\n");
> /* revalidate/getattr then populate from inode */
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM, David Disseldorp <ddiss at suse.de> wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> On Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:05:49 +0100, Peter Flood wrote:
>>> I want to read the 'offline' extended attribute on files on a windows
>>> share mounted on a linux host, is it possible to get this info?
>> The Linux CIFS client doesn't currently offer such support. However,
>> the offline attribute can be checked using smbclient via the allinfo
>> command. Offline files will carry an 'O' in the attributes field.
>> Cheers, David
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