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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] fails trying to save xattr where no xattr exist
martin f krafft
Re: [rdiff-backup-users] fails trying to save xattr where no xattr exists
Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:01:36 +0200
also sprach Andrew Ferguson <address@hidden> [2008.07.13.2205 +0200]:
> You can use the attached eas_acls.py to work around this issue (patch is
> in CVS as well). Simply replace the one in your Python installation with
> this file (on client and server) and you'll be good to go.
This seems to work, thanks.
>> This suggests that there's some xattr-related stuff going on, but
>> /etc/apache2/passwd/passwd.bit does not have any xattr attached,
>> according to getfattr; the filesystem isn't even mounted with the
>> user_xattr option. Interestingly, rdiff-backup thinks that extended
>> attributes are supported:
> The failure is happening on the destination filesystem. What does mount
> report there?
/dev/mapper/vg0-srv on /srv type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
> Also, what is the rdiff-backup command you are using? It must be
> detecting extended attributes support -- trust me, it has no ability to
> pretend. ;-)
/usr/bin/rdiff-backup --verb 4 --print-statistics --exclude
'/var/lock' --exclude '/var/run' --exclude '/var/cache' --exclude
'/var/lib/apt' --exclude '/var/lib/amavis' --exclude '/var/tmp'
--include '/var' --include '/etc' --include '/root' --include '/srv'
--include '/usr/local' --include '/boot/grub' --include
'/var/cache/debconf' --exclude '/*'
> Besides, since the OS reported a 'Operation not permitted' error and NOT
> 'Operation not supported', it further confirms that extended attributes
> are supported at the destination. Besites, getfattr command can lie to you
> -- it does not need to return extended attributes which you do not have
> permission to read (eg, system.*, security.*)
Even as root?
Apart, we don't use EAs and as I said, the source filesystem doesn't
even support them.
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