[Gluster-devel] xattrs and bug 9

Ville Tuulos tuulos at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 19:19:31 UTC 2009

On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Jamson Hariss wrote:

> Hello.
> In 2.0.6 "bug 9" has been "fixed", meaning that extended attributes
> 'trusted.afr.volume' are no longer visible from mount point. I was using
> those attributes to determine on which brick files actually reside and
> perform checksumming on them to ensure that replicate works as intended
> (which it occasionally does not).
> My question - is there a way in 2.0.6 to know on which brick file
> actually resides in AFR? On a side note - why it was necessary to remove
> those attributes in the first place?

I second that question.

Extended attributes are pretty much critical for Disco. It uses them to 
decide where to execute tasks, to optimize data locality:


If the extended attributes are really removed (I haven't upgraded yet to 
2.0.6), what's the official way of finding out where files are physically 


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