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    SubjectRe: caps in elf headers: use the sticky bit!
    David Lang <> writes:

    > 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. When the NFS
    > client is modified to use the sticky bit as the caps bit it should get the
    > squash_sticky default as well. That keeps things secure by default but
    > allows for exceptions to be made as the administrators of a particular
    > site deem it nessasary.

    Please check out the draft of NFSv4, on the new getattr
    features should offer improved support for what you propose without
    the need for any linux-specific hacks...


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