Subject: Re: ACL's revisited
To: =?UNKNOWN-8BIT?Q?Jarom=EDr_Dolecek?= <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 08/25/2001 16:06:34
Jaromír Dolecek said:

>It's ridiculous arguing about how an optional feature might slow
>down a system. If you don't need it, don't include it in your kernel
>config, it's that simple. It's widely recognized different people
>want different features. Don't go around telling us we should go
>to some other OS if we want particular feature - we want to use

It looks like FreeBSD is doing the right thing. Robert Watson has
created a ufs file system that supports ACLs. There are kernel
options to support the new file system, and I'm assuming they will
have newfs options for file system type - ffs, ufs, or lfs.

Thus, there is a choice.

Solaris took a different path. On a Solaris 2.6 or whatever
box see:


With Solaris there are no options.

Rick Kelly