BFS Port / FS Extended Attributes (was: Re: My personal wishlist)

John J. Karcher devuser at
Sun Mar 31 23:00:41 CEST 2019

On 3/31/19 4:08 PM, ttcoder at wrote:
> Correction: "Mail" is probably a quite bad example, as it relies heavily 
> on extended attributes. There are probably many candidates all over the 
> difficulty spectrum (from easy to hard) that would make more sense to 
> port. Unless someone came up with a hack to wrap xattr's into something 
> else, ouch.

File systems code is not among my areas of expertise, but I wonder how 
hard it would be to port the BFS code to Genode.

Does the Genode VFS system currently support extended attributes?

Do you know what kind of dependencies the BFS code has?

  John J. Karcher
  devuser at

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