Moving Baloo forward

Vishesh Handa me at
Tue Jan 21 01:10:21 GMT 2014

On Saturday 18 January 2014 12:53:38 Jonathan Marten wrote:
> Vishesh Handa <me at> writes:
> >
> Thanks for producing that useful page, and of course for all your past
> and current work on Nepomuk and Baloo.  There is one statement there
> that makes me a little concerned:
> "This metadata is now stored with the extended attributes of the file
> instead of storing it in a separate database."
> Am I right in assuming that this means xattr?  If so, would there be
> implications for cases where those extended attributes may not get
> preserved or are not supported:
> - simple copy/move of a file using cp/mv (with the default options)
> - copy/move of a file using KIO
> - network file systems (NFS or SMB)
> - backup/restore
> - FAT filesystems
> - platforms other then Linux
> Hoping that none of those will make normal use impossible, but if
> there would be problems or workarounds needed with any of these then
> they ought to be addressed early.


The idea is that in systems which do not support xattr a secondary database 
will be used to store the information. So, it will be very similar to the 
situation we had with Nepomuk.

I still have to implement this.

> Regards, Jonathan

Vishesh Handa

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