problem with extended attributes

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Thu Mar 7 23:57:36 UTC 2013

Reindl Harald writes:

> [root at fileserver:~]$ setfattr -n harry -v test /mnt/storage/test
> setfattr: /mnt/storage/test: Operation not supported

Extended attributes must use a specific namespace, such as "user." or  

Try setfattr -n user.harry -v test /mnt/storage/test

Perhaps pre 3.8 kernels allowed any namespace to be used; if so, this  
must've been undocumetned, because attr(5) was quite explicit, about this,  
for a long time.

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