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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V6 00/26] New ACL format for better NFSv4 acl interoperability
On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 07:28:51PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 10:41:06 +0100, Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com> wrote:
> > 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,
>
> You can find the tests at
>
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=fs/acl/kvaneesh/richacl.git;a=tree;f=test;h=3bedf00ac69c79ae7a433996e729d4afb366b229;hb=HEAD

Do you have a copy of that anywhere else? gitweb on kernel.org seems to
be out at the moment.

--b.


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