Re: [PATCH] Extended attribute fixes, etc.

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 16:09:22 EST

On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 08:17:03PM +0100, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> That sounds quite reasonable. I would have to raise CAP_SYS_ADMIN for
> trusted EA's, though. Do you see any potential side effects while a
> pretty powerful capability like CAP_SYS_ADMIN is temporarily raised?

Okay, something I missed when looking over your patches, otherwise I'd
have shutde earlier :) Do you really think you want CAP_SYS_ADMIN for
trusted EAs? Soon we'll get CAP_SYS_ADMIN as catchall like old suser()..

Let me check what XFS uses for that purpose as soon as I'm back in the

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