Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/09/2001 03:13:48
>> : Take ffs, take something else, hack in ACLs, and use it as a separate
>> : thing. don't stick it in the kernel's filesystem code that affects all
>> : filesystems. I mentioned AFS because it is a filesystem scheme that
>> : supports ACLs quite consistently
>> The goal is to add ACL's to ffs filesystem only.  AFS is a completely
>> different filesystem concept, and *unrelated* to this thread.
>I do not think that this should be done.
>I think that the correct solution to this problem, instead of a bag on the
>side of *one* filesystem, is a filesystem layer that implements ACLs.  This
>would add ACL support to all of our filesystems without needlessly bloating
>the filesystem code used by people who don't want ACLs.

hmm...sounds like a job for portalfs.  :)

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