Ticket #248 (closed defect: fixed)
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.
- Status changed from new to accepted
- Version set to 0.6
- 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
- Status changed from assigned to closed
- Resolution set to fixed