Subject: Re: Mount permissions
To: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/24/2000 13:34:01
"R. C. Dowdeswell" <> writes:
> I was actually thinking the other day that perhaps a UID/GID mapping
> stackable fs which had the following properties would be good for this:
> 	1  there is a flat file in mtree format storing the
> 	   permissions of files in the fs.
> 	2  files can be created, chowned, and the like to arbitrary
> 	   users even if you aren't root and said changes are put into
> 	   the mtree file.
> 	3  the changes only take effect in the underlying fs if you
> 	   are root.

This sounds kinda losing to me; i specifically want something that
touches underlying storage which is in a standard fs (e.g. FFS)
format.  The whole goal here is to make disk images that look right,
not that can have something be added to them to make them look right.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.