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Re: ffs extended attributes status

On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:48:52 +0100
Peter Kelm <> wrote:

> what is the status of extended attributes in NetBSD ffs. From what I  
> read ffsv2/UFS2 should support them but it seems like I cannot get  
> them to work.
> I tried to use the python version of xattr (0.4) but all I get is  
> "IOError: [Errno 45] Operation not supported: './thetestfile". Are  
> there any specific kernel or filesystem options to enable them?

I personally only remember reading about FFS1 ones, i.e. the following
manual pages:

extattr(9), rmextattr(8), extattrctl(8), extattr_get_file(2), extattr(3)

However I've never tried them, I think that space also has to be
reserved/crated to store them (possibly see the initattr command of

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