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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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