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    SubjectRe: caps in elf headers: use the sticky bit!
    Hi David,

    On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, David Lang wrote:

    > The suggestion that was made to allow different implementations of the
    > "capabilitys exist for this file" bit for different filesystems sounded
    > like it was on the right track, it allows for filesystem support where it
    > is feasable, and allows for workarounds to be implemented for other
    > filesystems without having to change the entire filesystem.

    Yes, and this sticky bit is a good candidate because it's so well
    supported and so useless otherwise. ;-)

    > When the NFS
    > client is modified to use the sticky bit as the caps bit it should get the
    > squash_sticky default as well.

    Most definitely. I'd be surprised, though, if the idea doesn't draw a few
    screams. ;-)


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    David L. Parsley
    Network Specialist
    City of Salem Schools

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