Is there any risk associated in creating your own custom extended file attributes? For instance:
- should I be worried about naming collisions?
- is there any file instability or increased risk of data loss associated with adding extended attributes?
- is there anything else I should be concerned about that I'm not thinking of?
Extended attributes could be very useful to me for keeping track of file metadata that doesn't have any where else to be kept, and which I would like to keep about my important files with my important files. But I'd like to know what possible downsides there are before I start adding them to my files.