Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/08/2001 13:26:14
>> I too think the NetBSD kernel is not the right place to solve this
>> problem.  It may be possible to do it in userland (eg, a userland
>> Samba or WINS server that keeps ACLs in a parallel filesystem tree),
>> but I really don't think it belongs in the kernel.

> ACL support needs to be where access decisions are made for the file
> system.


> For FFS (and for all of the other in-kernel file systems), those
> decisions are made in the kernel,


> thus ACL support needs to be in the kernel.


You are making an unstated assumption in this argument: you are
assuming that the ACLified filesystem must be an entirely in-kernel
filesystem.  I said - am saying - I don't think it should be.

					der Mouse

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