[PATCH v3] TMPFS: Expand help to explain value of TMPFS_POSIX_ACL

From: Robert P. J. Day
Date: Sun Jun 19 2011 - 05:52:35 EST

Expand the fs/Kconfig "help" info to clarify why you might need to
select the TMPFS_POSIX_ACL config variable.

Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


diff --git a/fs/Kconfig b/fs/Kconfig
index 19891aa..bd56bf6 100644
--- a/fs/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/Kconfig
@@ -127,14 +127,21 @@ config TMPFS_POSIX_ACL
- POSIX Access Control Lists (ACLs) support permissions for users and
- groups beyond the owner/group/world scheme.
+ POSIX Access Control Lists (ACLs) support additional access rights
+ for users and groups beyond the standard owner/group/world scheme,
+ and this option selects support for ACLs specifically for tmpfs
+ filesystems.
+ If you've selected TMPFS, it's possible that you'll also need
+ this option as there are a number of Linux distros that require
+ POSIX ACL support under /dev for certain features to work properly.
+ For example, some distros need this feature for ALSA-related /dev
+ files for sound to work properly. In short, if you're not sure,
+ say Y.
To learn more about Access Control Lists, visit the POSIX ACLs for
Linux website <http://acl.bestbits.at/>.

- If you don't know what Access Control Lists are, say N.
bool "Tmpfs extended attributes"
depends on TMPFS


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