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Re: set-file-extended-attributes and backups

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: set-file-extended-attributes and backups
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 19:03:58 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 11:05:21 -0500
> > +       (ignore-errors
> > +    (set-file-extended-attributes to-name extended-attributes))))
> I'd use something like with-demoted-errors instead.

What about the race condition pointed out by Paul?  Should we try
set-file-extended-attributes first, and fall back on set-file-modes if
that fails (after displaying a message)?

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