libc: Unix extended attributes can cause non-EAs aware applictions to fail
|Reported by:||stevenhl||Owned by:||bird|
LIBC marks the Extended Attributes used to support unix file attribute emulation as critical (FEA_NEEDEA). This prevents non-EA aware applications from opening these files on HPFS formatted volumes.
The particular use-case was that a user ran some application that applied LIBC EAs to uhpfs.dll. Format.com reported
SYS1311: The system files are missing.
because the DosLoadModule?() libpath search failed to find a uhpfs.dll that could be opened.
Note that this issue does not affect jfs formatted volumes. It appears that jfs.ifs does not check if the application supports EAs.
Change History (4)
comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by bird
- Status changed from new to accepted
- Summary changed from LIBC extended attributes can cause non-EAs aware applictions to fail to libc: Unix extended attributes can cause non-EAs aware applictions to fail
- Version set to 0.6
comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by bird
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from assigned to closed