According to the NSS documentation, the "mg" attribute is there for third-party applications (HSM) to use when moving file content to other tiers of storage. It also says that "mg" is for display purposes only (i.e. NSS does nothing directly with files containing this attribute). Well, that's not exactly true. If a file has "mg" turned on, it cannot be opened from a client or from the Linux desktop. NSS always returns an error if this attribute is set. It can only be opened when the "mg" attribute is cleared (e.g. with the attrib -c command).

Does anyone know of a way to tell NSS to completely ignore the "mg" attribute and not generate an error when opening a file? I'm looking for a file system setting or anything that will defeat this error from occurring (other than clearing the attribute). Or, if you know of a better place to ask this question, please comment.

Thanks...