[PATCH] Maintain DOS attributes of externally copied file

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Thu Aug 9 09:48:51 GMT 2001

On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 09:06:19AM +1000, Tim Potter wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 01:58:53AM -0700, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > > 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?
> No.  But then NT doesn't avoid races either.
I do not care NT it is not a server platform, is it? :-)
Introducing races in a file server is not a smart policy.

Simo Sorce       idra at samba.org
Samba Team http://www.samba.org

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