[Samba] Samba & ACL

James S. Martin james.martin at digex.com
Tue Dec 3 20:45:01 GMT 2002

I'm not so sure about this... but looking at the changelog for Red Hat's
2.4.18-18.7.x kernel says (for RH 7.2) :

grep -B 2 -i acl kernel-2.4.spec

* Mon Aug 12 2002 Arjan van de Ven <arjanv at redhat.com>
- ACLs removed for now because of stability and correctness problem

If you grep the config file the kernel was built with you get:

grep -i acl kernel-2.4.18-i686-smp.config

  grep -i xatt kernel-2.4.18-i686-smp.config

But if you boot with that kernel and try to mount a partition with 
acl,user_xattr options you get:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/ida/c0d0p7,
        or too many mounted file systems

So it looks like the option is turned on in the kernel config, but the 
patch is not actually in the kernel.


Ronan Waide wrote:
> On December 3, brad at langhorst.com said:
>>acls can work with ext2/ext3 but you have to apply the patches from
>>xfs is a better choice and has the acl stuff built in.
> Actually, RedHat's recent precompiled kernels appear to have acls
> enabled by default.
> Cheers,
> Waider.

More information about the samba mailing list