I tried out Linux XFS with an eye toward using it for Access Control List (ACL) support under Samba. I had to give up because it doesn't appear that XFS has full Posix support for ACLs. When I tried to link the development version of Samba against the XFS include files and ACL library, there were a number of unresolved ACL-specific symbols. I switch to using a plain ext2fs kernel, with Posix ACL support patched in (see http://acl.bestbits.at), and Samba linked just fine. When Samba runs, the shares it provides cause NT to display the "Security" tab in the file/folder Properties, which is where ACLs are managed.
Does this seem right? Is ACL support IRIX specific, or not-ready-for-prime-time on i386 Linux? I am asking just to see if it's worth my time to go back and try to find out what was going wrong with the Posix ACL support under XFS.
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