I use BindFS with OSXFUSE to mount some folders on an external drive on mount points within my user home folder. This is a sample line from my fstab:

/Volumes/Content/Pictures       /Users/Me/Pictures     bindfs  nobrowse,mirror=Me,volname=Pictures,xattr-none,local,multithreaded     0       0

Things work pretty well like this, except that if I turn the extended file attributes on (xattr-rw or even xattr-ro) I lose the writing capability on the mounts with a suspicious error:

The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50).

I am trying to put some order into my files using tags, and I need to turn the extended attributes on in order to read and write tags. I wonder if there is a way to turn HFS+'s extended file attributes on for the mounts created using OSXFUSE and BindFS. If not, is this a general, unresolved bug/incompatibility?

Some technical info: I am running Yosemite with the latest updates. I install OSXFUSE using Homebrew Cask and BindFS using Homebrew.


These issues have reportedly been fixed in the latest version of BindFS. Try installing BindFS with head option and see if the problems persist:

brew install bindfs --HEAD

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