Re: A Plumberâs Wish List for Linux

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 09:43:35 EST

On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:09:16 +0200
Bastien ROUCARIES <roucaries.bastien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> For fat a special xattr for root inode ?

If it's as Kay says a specific magic part of the directory and we need
this just as a fixup for FAT and NTFS then probably an ioctl on it will
do the job nicely. Sometimes stretching existing API's in semi-sane ways
actually gets to produce worse special cases (like tar restoring the
volume label by accident depending upon its settings)

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