Bug 7110 - Symlink fake-super data is silently lost when sys_lsetxattr fails with EPERM
Symlink fake-super data is silently lost when sys_lsetxattr fails with EPERM
Status: NEW
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
3.1.0
All All
: P3 major
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
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Reported: 2010-02-07 19:05 UTC by Matt McCutchen
Modified: 2011-06-18 19:01 UTC (History)
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Description Matt McCutchen 2010-02-07 19:05:12 UTC
The summary says it all.  NO_SYMLINK_XATTRS is supposed to be defined on systems that don't allow xattrs on symlinks, but if this is forgotten (bug 7109), data may be lost.
Comment 1 Matt McCutchen 2011-06-18 19:01:59 UTC
Specifically, I propose that the code in xattrs.c that swallows EPERM for symlinks be removed as explained in bug 7109 comment 4.