I have a network with both Mac and PC computers sharing the MBL. The problem is that whenever a Mac looks at a directory using the appletalk protocol, it splatters .appledouble files everywhere. This is annoying because the PC side now sees twice as many files as before and it messes up my directory syncs.
I think I have narrowed down the problem to this entry in the log files:
Jan 2 18:41:58 localhost afpd: volume "Public" does not support Extended Attributes, using ea:ad instead
Jan 2 18:41:58 localhost afpd: volume "notmyrealname" does not support Extended Attributes, using ea:ad instead
The reason has to do with this line from the mount command:
/dev/sda4 on /DataVolume type ext4 (rw,noatime,nodelalloc)
My understanding is that for ext4 to support extended attributes, you have to mount it with the option user_attr.
Why is this not done on this system?
I think to modify this system would involve adding this mount option somewhere inside the mountdatavolume.sh script. I have not done this because I don't know what will happen. How can I tell if the kernel even supports it? Any linux or appletalk experts here have any advice?