[OpenAFS] MacOS AppleDouble excretions

Thomas Briggs tbriggs@cs.ship.edu
Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:02:24 -0400

On Oct 10, 2010, at 3:24 PM, Adam Megacz wrote:

> The more sophisticated approach would probably be to claim to MacOS =
> /afs/ supports resource forks, and report permission-denied when an
> attempt to write a resource fork is made.  This has the advantage of =
> being filename-based and not breaking programs which access the
> filesystem through the POSIX APIs.

Perhaps the better approach would be to extend AFS allow OS dependent =
attributes to be stored into the file system, to be retrieved in some =
client specific way?  Examples include OSX resource forks, linux style =
attributes, and access control lists.  Allow the client to have an RPC =
to retrieve these instead of embedding them as separate files?  OSX gets =
the worst brunt of this (because they use so many of them), but other =
OS's have them too (including Windows).=