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SubjectRe: What's left over.


On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > ext2/ext3 ACLs and Extended Attributes
>
> I don't know why people still want ACL's. There were noises about them for
> samba, but I'v enot heard anything since. Are vendors using this?

Because People Are Stupid(tm). Because it's cheaper to put "ACL support: yes"
in the feature list under "Security" than to make sure than userland can cope
with anything more complex than "Me Og. Og see directory. Directory Og's.
Nobody change it". C.f. snake oil, P.T.Barnum and esp. LSM users

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