Re: [PATCH 5/8] Make 'check_acl()' a first-class filesystem op

From: James Morris
Date: Mon Sep 07 2009 - 18:21:20 EST

On Mon, 7 Sep 2009, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:51:25 -0700
> This is stage one in flattening out the callchains for the common
> permission testing. Rather than have most filesystem implemnt their
> inode->i_op->permission own function that just calls back down to the
> VFS layers 'generic_permission()' with the per-filesystem ACL checking
> function, the filesystem can just expose its 'check_acl' function
> directly, and let the VFS layer do everything for it.
> This is all just preparatory - no filesystem actually enables this yet.
> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxx>

James Morris
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