FAT, NTFS, CIFS and DOS attributes

Kyle Moffett mrmacman_g4 at mac.com
Tue Jan 4 02:23:48 GMT 2005

On Jan 03, 2005, at 21:05, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> Once the Samba LSM module is done and Wine and Samba start working
> more together on all these extra bits of meta-data then we could
> consider making your ioctl work on all filesystems when the LSM module
> is loaded.

IMHO, it would be really nice (Although I realize this would be a 
task) if there was a "Linux" ACL system supported by the VFS that is 
compatible with UNIX perms, POSIX ACLs, and NTFS ACLs (One of the few
things that Microsoft got right).  The fact stands that NT ACLs are 
much more
powerful and useful than their POSIX counterparts (Although some of the
subdirectory inheritance stuff is rather uselessly algorithmically 

I think it would be a major achievement if some kind of design and API 
be decided upon, because at least that way there would be some kind of
foundation upon which to build patches.

I'd like to work on a patch for this, but I'm afraid my kernel coding 
skills are a
bit rusty at the moment. Sorry :-D

Kyle Moffett

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