Subject: Re: UFS1 extended attributes
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/13/2003 10:28:25
On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 06:40:49PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:

 > Can you give a short summary what this is about?

The "extended attributes" stuff is used by FreeBSD to implement ACLs.  It's
roughly analogous to the "resource fork" in the MacOS file system, though I'm
not sure they're quite as generalized as the resource fork.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>