Subject: Re: Access Control Lists
To: None <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/03/2006 15:30:47
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 03:14:31PM +0200, Elad Efrat wrote:
> Brett Lymn wrote:
> > Do you mean POSIX ACL's here?
> I hope not. :)

The best thign would be to have the ACL models pluggable, so if somebody
wants POSIX ACLs he can compile in/load the appropriate module. I would
prefer POSIX ACLs, but I know that people seem to prefer the Windows NT

> > ok but how to you find these chunks of data on the media if there are
> > no pointers to them?  How do you associate files in a file system with
> > a blob entry?  How are the tools that need to manipulate the ACL
> > entries going to find the ACL data on the media?
> That's exactly why I removed ACLs from the projects page. The real work
> will be to do the underlying implementation, which has nothing to do
> with ACLs but more with file meta-data.
> A project that fits in the SoC time-frame and would be the first logical
> move in this direction is Adding subfiles to FFS:

What have subfiles to do with ACLs?