Odd FS idea.

Anders C. Thorsen anders at aae.wisc.edu
Tue Nov 21 04:25:00 GMT 2000

Before you do too much work on ACLs. Did you look at acl.bestbits.at.?


On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 10:49:51PM -0600, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> This is probably an old idea, but it hit my brain a few days ago and I    
> would like to get some feedback.  
> How hard would it be to write an overlay filesystem for Linux?  That is,
> take something that already exists--such as ext2--and add a layer on top  
> that manages such things as ACLs, forks, & other desirable features, and
> then have the OS mount the overlay fs rather than the underlying fs.      
> I am not talking about the Samba VFS layer but about something done in the
> OS itself such that all calls go through the overlay fs before hitting the
> underlying fs.  
> This is probably being done somewhere by someone.  It isn't an area that I
> think about much so it is likely I have missed something, or a lot.  If   
> anyone knows of such a beast please point me at it.  It seems an efficient
> way (programmer-time-wise) to add some of the features for which people
> have been asking.
> Chris -)-----
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> Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
> crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services
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