Re: [PATCH] capabilities, take 3 (Re: [PATCH] capabilites, take 2)

From: Chris Wright
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 00:06:11 EST

* Andy Lutomirski (luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> As for Posix caps, is there any good reason to follow Posix? I
> don't know of any OS that has Posix caps except Linux, and they're
> broken. The spec was dropped, anyway.

Well, I wonder what IRIX does? They support capabilities and had a
reasonable sized hand in the draft. No point in making it impossible
to port apps. It's not that I'm a strong fan of Posix caps, but
compatibility (even with a partially complete draft) with defacto
standards is not entirely unreasonable.

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