>> The real problem is that RedHat does not include XFS in their kernel.
>> They ship it with 1001 patches applied but no XFS. It's a real pain. I
>> have then tried Skipjack-beta1 in the hope, they included XFS. Nothing.
>> I decided to call this a bug and posted it on bugzilla.
>> I'm asking list members not to flame on bugzilla. I guess it won't help.
I just posted the below comment to Simon's report, and got the below surprising
If the reply is in error, I suggest someone with a better knowledge of this
than I should post a follow on comment.
The reply was:
sorry but 2.4 doesn't have the ACL interface yet and in 2.5 it's still somewhat
immature (eg not set in stone)
My comment was:
>From what I understand the ACL kernel API was standardized in the 2.4.18
The team at http://acl.bestbits.at/ that support ext2/ext3 patches for ACLs and
the XFS support team have merged their user tools for working with ACLs.
The JFS team has stated that adding ACL support is a top priority now that there
is a standard API in the kernel. I imagine they too will use the above userland
End-user code such as Samba 2.2.3a support this interface.
In other words, I would say the ACLs in Linux have gone from experimental to
As a user, I want to use this new standard Linux feature.
I would like to see official Redhat support of ACLs. I don't really care if it
ext2/ext3 with the http://acl.bestbits.at/ extensions
A possible future JFS.
One nice thing about XFS is that it does come with xfsdump and xfsrestore.
For the acl.bestbits solution, there is enhanced version of tar: star.
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