Re: [PATCH -V8 00/26] New ACL format for better NFSv4 aclinteroperability

From: J. Bruce Fields
Date: Mon Oct 24 2011 - 05:17:27 EST

> How do we push these changes to Linus tree ? Andrew, Viro, any comment
> on how we can get this merged upstream ?

Andrew, it sounds like you might be willing to shepherd these through?
Let us know what you'd need.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 11:13:29PM +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
> [4] git:// master
> To test richacl on ext4 use tune2fs -O richacl to enable richacl feature and mount
> the file system using -o acl mount option.
> More details regarding richacl can be found at
> Changes from v7:
> a) Update patches based on review comments.
> b) Add acked-by:
> c) Change the richacl xattr format based on review feedback.
> git repository With all the patches can be found at
> git:// richacl
> IMHO the patches are ready to be merged upstream.
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