Subject: Re: Access Control Lists
To: None <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/04/2006 23:03:38
On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 08:49:10AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > What have subfiles to do with ACLs?
> Where do you think we put them? :-)
> As Elad noted, we need a STRONG way to associate the ACL with the rest of 
> the file, and subfiles-for-storage are a good option.

Subfiles are intended to be opaque, not interpreted by the kernel. At
least that's what I got from Gordon Waidhofer's posts and presentations on
this topic.

Also, are you aware of any other system where ACLs are mapped to subfiles?

Aren't extended attributes a better option?

Pavel Cahyna