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SubjectRe: Ext3 filesystem info?
From: casey@anchovy.engr.sgi.com (Casey Schaufler)
>Helge Hafting Wrote:
>
>> Seems to me that some of this can be solved with a good generic
>> ACL interface in the VFS. Various filesystems may then implement
>> more or less of the VFS interface depending on what they support.
>> Just as some filesystems implement links and some don't.
>
>That works for ACLs, but isn't very satisfactory in general. There
>aren't seperate VFS entries for mode bits, uid, and group after all.
>If you're going to extend the VFS interface do so to support pairs
>of attribute names and data. This way you can support ACLs, Capability
>sets, and/or whatever else you can cram into your underlying file
>system. Makes optional features easier, too.

That sounds even better - it could even be able to retrieve mandatory
security controls too (as MLS is another thing I would like available).


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