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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -V5 00/24] New ACL format for better NFSv4 acl interoperability
    On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 12:20:36PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K. V wrote:
    > On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:11:45 -0500, "Ted Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
    > > Hi Aneesh,
    > >
    > > What is the current status of this patch series? I seem to remember
    > > that Christoph and Al Viro had some objections; have those been
    > > cleared yet? If not, can you summarize what their objections are?
    >
    > The main objection raised was the use of may_delete and may_create inode
    > operations callback. They are gone now and we have MAY_* flags as
    > favoured by Al Viro. The new MAY_* flags added are
    >
    > #define MAY_CREATE_FILE 128
    > #define MAY_CREATE_DIR 256
    > #define MAY_DELETE_CHILD 512
    > #define MAY_DELETE_SELF 1024
    > #define MAY_TAKE_OWNERSHIP 2048
    > #define MAY_CHMOD 4096
    > #define MAY_SET_TIMES 8192
    >
    >
    > >
    > > To be honest I haven't been paying super close attention to this patch
    > > series, and I'm curious what needs to happen with it one way or
    > > another.
    > >
    >
    > IMHO we are ready to get first 11 patches upstream in the next merge
    > window. ie the below set of patches.

    Why aren't all of them ready?

    --b.

    >
    > vfs: Make acl_permission_check() work for richacls
    > vfs: Add permission flags for setting file attributes
    > vfs: Make the inode passed to inode_change_ok non-const
    > vfs: Add delete child and delete self permission flags
    > vfs: Add new file and directory create permission flags
    > vfs: Optimize out IS_RICHACL() if CONFIG_FS_RICHACL is not defined
    > vfs: Add IS_RICHACL() test for richacl support
    > vfs: Add generic IS_ACL() test for acl support
    > vfs: Add a comment to inode_permission()
    > vfs: Pass all mask flags down to iop->check_acl
    > vfs: Indicate that the permission functions take all the MAY_* flags
    >
    > -aneesh


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