RFC: evolution of file management

Eric Pouech pouech-eric at wanadoo.fr
Thu Aug 21 11:54:25 CDT 2003

> Can't really answer your question,
> but on the kernel mailing list, There has been some discussion of
> whether these attributes should be exposed from mounted fat partitions:
> The fat fs maintainer has a patch, and is wondering what to do with it.
> (The patch exposes the fat attributes as extended attributes)
> See the thread titled "[RFC] ioctl vs xattr for the filesystem specific
> attributes".

yup that would help (to expose FAT attributes)
my only remark is that we need to open the file in order to get its 
I wonder if there would be an impact performance wise

Eric Pouech

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