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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V6 00/26] New ACL format for better NFSv4 acl interoperability
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Hi,

On Mon, 2011-09-05 at 22:55 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The following set of patches implements VFS and ext4 changes needed to implement
> a new acl model for linux. Rich ACLs are an implementation of NFSv4 ACLs,
> extended by file masks to fit into the standard POSIX file permission model.
> They are designed to work seamlessly locally as well as across the NFSv4 and
> CIFS/SMB2 network file system protocols.
>
> A user-space utility for displaying and changing richacls is available at [4]
> (a number of examples can be found at http://acl.bestbits.at/richacl/examples.html).
>
> [4] git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/fs/acl/kvaneesh/richacl.git master
>
> To test richacl on ext4 use -o richacl mount option. This mount option may later be
> dropped in favour of a feature flag.
>
> More details regarding richacl can be found at
> http://acl.bestbits.at/richacl/
>
> Changes from v5:
> a) rebase to v3.1-rc4-131-g9e79e3e
>
> NOTE: The kernel changes will be pushed to
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kvaneesh/linux-richacl.git richacl
> when kernel.org is back
>
> -aneesh
>

This looks like a really nice patch set. One question though is whether
there are any test suites which can be used to gain confidence in the
implementation? Obviously there is a fair amount of change here which
has security implications, so it would be good to have some test results
to go along with the patches,

Steve.




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