Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] initramfs: add support for xattrs in the initial ram disk

From: Rob Landley
Date: Sun May 12 2019 - 00:13:44 EST

On 5/11/19 11:04 PM, Rob Landley wrote:
> P.P.S. Sadly, if you want an actually standardized standard format where
> implementations adhere to the standard: IETF RFC 1991 was published in 1996 and

Nope, darn it, checked my notes and that wasn't it. I thought zip had an RFC,
it's just zlib, deflate, and gzip, and that's not the number of any of them.

I still think sticking with a lightly modified cpio makes the most sense,
just... in band signalling that _doesn't_ solve the y2038 problem, the file size
limit, or address sparse files seems kinda silly.