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SubjectRe: Filesystem Capabilities in 2.6?
On Sat, 2 Nov 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Clearly inode numbers are a bad way to handle it, but I don't think
> inode attributes are that great either. I would personally prefer
> directory entry attributes, so that the same file can show up with
> different behaviour in different places.

I'm sure we can come up with even more confusing behaviour
if we want, but it'll take some serious creativity.

Sure it's more flexible, but I wonder how many userland
programs will be broken if we change the permission model
and how well users can protect their data this way.


Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".
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