[PATCH 02/18] xstat: Add a pair of system calls to make extended file stats available [ver #6]

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Aug 13 11:54:10 MDT 2010

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:54:32AM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 06:05:01AM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > We don't need to ape Windows in everything.
> > The coming ACL disaster will show that (we will go from an ACL
> > model that is slightly too complex to use, to one that is impossibly
> > complex to use :-).
> Care to elaborate?

POSIX ACLs -> RichACLs (NT-style). Not criticising Andreas here,
people are asking for this. But Windows ACLs are a nightmare
beyond human comprehension :-). In the "too complex to be
usable" camp.

> And what would native ACL support mean for Samba?

RichACLs'll do it, but I feel sorry for the admins :-).


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