Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/08/2001 10:40:08
On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 10:20:35AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:

 > 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.

...and, it could be done using an "overlay fs" file system layer,
so that it could apply to all file systems!  :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>