[Buildroot] [git commit] fs/tar: add support for xattrs (thus capabilties)

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Mon Nov 26 16:25:10 UTC 2018

>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com> writes:

 > commit: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=6d688e2132f9feb63e325c2456d23edfc53f79a8
 > branch: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/master

 > By default, tar will not include any extended attribute (xattr) when
 > creating archives, and thus will not store capabilties either (as they
 > are stored in the xattr 'security.capability').

 > Using option --xattrs is enough to create a tarball with all the xattrs
 > attached to a file. However, extracting all xattrs from a tarball
 > requires that --xattrs-include='*' be used. This is not symetric (but on
 > purpose, as per the documentation), and so is confusing to some.

 > So, we use --xattrs-include='*' to create the archive, so as to be
 > explicit that we want all xattrs to be stored.

 > Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
 > Cc: Ricardo Martincoski <ricardo.martincoski at gmail.com>
 > Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
 > Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be>
 > Reviewed-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>
 > Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>

Committed to 2018.02.x and 2018.08.x, thanks.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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