Current approaches to ACL handling

J. Bruce Fields bfields at
Wed Oct 3 07:48:45 MDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 02:36:20PM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> On 10/01/2012 02:27 PM, Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> :
> >While we're all playing this game, I'll chime in with performance of a
> >userland database versus in kernel structures and extra context
> >switching. :)
> Hey, you get RichACLs into the kernel and we'll be happy to use 'em.  :)
> Even if EA's in are in the file system, we still need to read them
> out and process them in userland.  I think there are a few small
> dragons to be dealt with there, particularly across a cluster.

As there are for the actual file data and normal attributes.  Yes, there
may well be bugs, but they're filesystem bugs....


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