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

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at medozas.de
Fri Aug 13 13:06:28 MDT 2010

On Friday 2010-08-13 19:54, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>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.

Well, for one, ACLs in NT can be recursive IIRC. You can't say that of Linux
ACLs - instead you have to setfacl -R and setfacl -Rd to give one user access
to a directory and all its subdirs including future new inodes.

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