Bug 37699 - RFE: Posix ACL patch applied in default kernel
Summary: RFE: Posix ACL patch applied in default kernel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-25 22:07 UTC by Kervin Pierre
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-04-27 09:26:41 UTC

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Description Kervin Pierre 2001-04-25 22:07:25 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

We are looking into using ACLs in our current setup ( comprising of
Solaris,WinNT,IRIX and Linux)  Linux is the only OS we support that does
not natively have support for ACLs ( due to support reasons we can not
recompile the kernel ).

ACLs are sorely needed but Linux is preventing this.  It would be very
helpful if Redhat came with the ACL patch included the kernel.  Or maybe
have a kernel+ACL.rpm on the CD

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2001-04-27 08:27:39 UTC
becomes especially interesting in the light of Samba 2.2.0 which supports NT
ACLs on ACL-enabled Linux systems...

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-27 09:26:37 UTC
"the" ACL patch --> there are several ACL patches in existance.
all need to change exported kernel interfaces and on-disk structures of
filesystems. This makes it nearly impossible to merge such a patch until
the it is clear which ACL is going to be used in future Linux kernels....

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