Re: [PATCH v18 00/22] Richacls (Core and Ext4)

From: J. Bruce Fields
Date: Fri Mar 11 2016 - 09:08:16 EST

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 06:01:34AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 09:17:05AM +0100, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> > Al,
> >
> > could you please make sure you are happy with the current version of the
> > richacl patch queue for the next merge window?
> I'm still not happy.
> For one I still see no reason to merge this broken ACL model at all.
> It provides our actualy Linux users no benefit at all, while breaking
> a lot of assumptions, especially by adding allow and deny ACE at the
> same sime.

Could you explain what you mean by "adding allow and deny ACE at the
same time"?

> It also doesn't help with the issue that the main thing it's trying
> to be compatible with (Windows) actually uses a fundamentally different
> identifier to apply the ACLs to - as long as you're still limited
> to users and groups and not guids we'll still have that mapping problem
> anyway.

Agreed, but, one step at a time? My impression is that the Samba people
still consider this a step forward for Linux compatibility.


> But besides that fundamental question on the purpose of it I also
> don't think the code is suitable, more in the individual patches.