Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/08/2001 14:11:57
I like this idea! 
are there any papers or anything more to read about it somewhere? 
(this is more like it; ideally id liek to see ffs code untouched)


On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 01:26:14PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
>  > 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.
> Well, there obviously needs to be some communication hook in the kernel.
> David McNab, while he was at NASA, did an implementation using portalfs
> (portalfs because it was good for rapid-prototyping).  I think his ideas
> could be munged a bit into an "overlay fs", and the result would be pretty
> cool.
> -- 
>         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>