Can you send me a URL describing what you do with capabilities? Has Linus
agreed that he likes them?
Matthew Kirkwood wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Hi Hans,
> > Reiserfs is a socially inclusive project, and if someone wants a field
> > added, they should just talk to us.
> > There is a reason why our motto is "It takes more than a license to
> > make source code open."
> Agreed, and thanks.
> > Particularly, if you want an optional field added, talk to us, dynamic
> > space allocation is a strength of our approach, and putting support
> > for you in a next major version of reiserfs is something we will do if
> > you send me an email/URL that convinces me your work is valuable (I am
> > ignorant of it, educate me.)
> Ah, I wasn't aware that was possible. I had assumed that your
> stat_data was rather fixed in size.
> That being the case, I would like:
> __u32 flags; /* ext2 compatible file flags */
> __u32 cap_allowed; /* allowed capabilities */
> __u32 cap_forced; /* forced capabilities */
> If you can do that without breaking the disk format, then it
> can wait for 2.5, otherwise I think it would make sense for
> them to appear in 2.3 (assuming that the format has already
> changed for the 2.3 port?).
We have not shipped the 2.3 port to Linus yet.
> Matthew, Ted - would I be stepping on anyone's toes if I
> implemented the VFS extended flag handling now and tried to
> get it pushed in for 2.4?
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