Subject: Re: restore & file flags
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/03/2000 16:38:31
On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 10:33:26AM -0400, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > I've been hit by a problem with restore today: I've some dump of a system
> > where most files have the schg flag set. When restoring these dumps,
> > restore sets the schg flag when a file is extracted, which prevent
> > hard links to this file and cause restore to fail later.
> > One can easily immagine another failure case, involving incrmental
> > dumps.
> Why not deal with this in the same way directory modtimes are
> restored.. make a separate pass over the tree, setting the flags, once
> all files are restored?

I didn't look at this yet, but how does directory modtimes work ? Is it
per-dump, or all at once, when all volumes have been extracted ?
We can't set file flags after each incremental dump is extracted, because
this can cause the next one to fail ...

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.