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

From: Chris Wright
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 00:41:41 EST

* Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx (Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx) wrote:
> On Thu, 13 May 2004 22:04:15 PDT, Chris Wright said:
> > 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.
> The IRIX 6.5 manpage says:


OK, this is precisely POSIX as I expected. No surprise given the folks

<snip manpage>

> Note that Irix has *3* capability vectors attached to a file....

This is what POSIX specifies (with as much authority as a withdrawn spec
has ;-)

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