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From "Uma Maheswara Rao G (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6283) Write end user documentation for xattrs.
Date Wed, 14 May 2014 05:40:15 GMT

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Uma Maheswara Rao G commented on HDFS-6283:
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{quote}
extended attributes are not interpreted by the system and are instead used by applications
to store additional information about an inode.
{quote}
I saw this line. This is saying Xattrs can not be interpreted by System. But the xattrs with
system/security name will be used only by system. So, we should not generically say that Xattrs
can not be interpreted by system? Please correct me I interpreted this line wrongly :-)
Let me know if we need to change this, then I wil file a follow-up JIRA as it is already committed.


> Write end user documentation for xattrs.
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-6283
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6283
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: documentation
>            Reporter: Chris Nauroth
>            Assignee: Andrew Wang
>             Fix For: HDFS XAttrs (HDFS-2006)
>
>         Attachments: hdfs-6283-1.patch, hdfs-6283-2.patch, hdfs-6283-3.patch
>
>
> Update the File System Shell documentation to cover the new getfattr and setfattr commands.
 If warranted, consider adding a separate dedicated page for fuller discussion of the xattrs
model and how the feature works in more detail.



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