Re: [RFC] [PATCH] file posix capabilities

From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 08:01:48 EST

Quoting KaiGai Kohei (kaigai.kohei@xxxxxxxxx):
> Hi,
> >>See
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>The later SRPM package includes the cap_file.c.
> >>It will be a good sample of using libcaps.
> >
> >And this has a version number built in, as Eric was asking for.
> _LINUX_CAPABILITY_VERSION defined as 0x19980330 is used for this.
> Is there a possibility to be changed future, isn't it?
> For example, when we think 32-bit width is not enough.
> >My tools were purely for testing, and just kept everything as simple as
> >possible. So I'll happily port the kernel patch to use your tools :)
> >
> >For that matter I see you have your own kernel patch. Would you mind
> >submitting that to lkml as an alternative to mine?
> I have no plan to submit now. It'll be called "Re-investment of wheel".

Assuming you meant reinvention, not at all. We want to get the best
patch in.

> # In addition, I'm currently busy to hack PostgreSQL. :D

Ok, well thanks for taking a look at this one.

> I hope to confirm one more point.
> Endian conpatibility is considered in the patches?

Not yet. Will add that and a check of the cap bitfield length as
mentioned in another email.

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