Re: [PATCH] Extended attribute fixes, etc.

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 06:07:32 EST

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 08:18:58PM +0100, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> The third to fifth are all steps towards trusted extended attributes,
> which are useful for privileged processes (mostly daemons). One use for
> this is Hierarchical Storage Management, in which a user space daemon
> stores online/offline information for files in trusted EA's, and the
> kernel communicates requests to bring files online to that daemon. This
> class of EA's will also find its way into XFS and ReiserFS, and
> expectedly also into JFS in this form. (Trusted EAs are included in the
> 2.4.19/2.4.20 patches as well.)

Please don't do the ugly flags stuff. We have fsuids and fsgids for exactly
that reason (and because we're still lacking a credentials cache..).

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