I am unable to set or view file attributes using lsattr and chattr commands on Reiser File System. Following result is observed:

chattr +i Temp.txt
chattr: Inappropriate ioctl for device while reading flags on Temp.txt

lsattr Temp.txt
lsattr: Inappropriate ioctl for device While reading flags on Temp.txt

Is there a way to get file attributes with ReiserFS or how should I access file attributes on ReiserFS?

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According to a mailing list question from 2003, Reiserfs doesn't support chattr. Granted that was a long time ago, but given your error above, it seems likely that it still doesn't.

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