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Re: creation time as Hurd extension?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: creation time as Hurd extension?
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:41:56 +0200
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On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 12:29:08PM +0200, Farid Hajji wrote:
> Why restricting meta data to a fixed set of attributes?
> I've read about a (user-)extensible meta-data scheme some
> years ago in a paper. Unfortunately, I didn't copy that or
> its reference (arghhh) back then, and I can't find it now :(

A particular filesystem implementation can have its own extensions and
its own tools to use these extensions -- except that such extensions
are not be available via io_stat ().  For instance, ext2 has its own
attributes that can be managed using lsattr or chattr (under GNU/Linux).


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