posix acl

Greg Silverman silvermangb at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 02:40:39 UTC 2016

I create them. I use fuse to create a virtual file system. Those attribute
only have the meaning I give them. I determine at runtime which privileges
a user has for any file or folder, independent of permission in the
physical storage. That is, if I knew the binary format used to represent
On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:35 PM Richard Sharpe <realrichardsharpe at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Greg Silverman <silvermangb at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I am developing with fuse. What are the binary formats for posix acls &
> > security settings? Where can I find these so I can respond to the xattr
> > calls correctly?
> Hmmm, surely, as a file system developer they are opaque blobs.
> That is, you don't care what the format of those blobs is. You simply
> store them or retrieve them?
> Am I missing something here?
> --
> Regards,
> Richard Sharpe
> (何以解憂?唯有杜康。--曹操)

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