Re: [PATCH] overlayfs: ignore empty NFSv4 ACLs in ext4 upperdir

From: Goetz, Patrick G
Date: Thu May 02 2019 - 13:59:23 EST

On 5/2/19 12:44 PM, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> On Thu, 2 May 2019 at 19:27, Goetz, Patrick G <pgoetz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 5/1/19 10:57 PM, NeilBrown wrote:
>>> Support some day support for nfs4 acls were added to ext4 (not a totally
>>> ridiculous suggestion). We would then want NFS to allow it's ACLs to be
>>> copied up.
>> Is there some reason why there hasn't been a greater effort to add NFSv4
>> ACL support to the mainstream linux filesystems? I have to support a
>> hybrid linux/windows environment and not having these ACLs on ext4 is a
>> daily headache for me.
> The patches for implementing that have been rejected over and over
> again, and nobody is working on them anymore.
> Andreas

That's the part I don't understand -- why are the RichACL patches being

Everyone loves the simplicity of mode bits (including me) until you run
into things like the need to automatically create home directories on an
NFS-mounted filesystem or security situations where, for example, you
want users to be able to edit but not delete files, and then you're kind
of stuck listening to your Windows colleagues propose a Storage Spaces