[PATCH] Maintain DOS attributes of externally copied file

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Wed Aug 8 08:58:53 GMT 2001

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 06:40:23PM -0700, ZINKEVICIUS,MATT (HP-Loveland,ex1) wrote:
> > Neat - I wonder if/how far this can be put in to the kernel?  
> > I suspect
> > quite a bit of work would be involved abstracting the rwx permission 
> > model out so another one can be plugged in.
> Yuch. I am not a fan of NT security; I just implement it :-) NT ACLs being
> manipulated in the core layers of the kernel sounds like a very bad idea to
> me. A better way to do it would be using a filesystem wrapper or layerable
> filesystem, but that's still yuchy (to me anyway). This is purely a userland
> problem, and therefore I think the solution should exist in userland (with
> kernel assist, ie file-notification).

Will this scheme avoid races?

Simo Sorce       idra at samba.org
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