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bug 280 / your patch

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Subject: bug 280 / your patch
From: Gustavo Homem <gustavo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 16:01:01 +0000
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A message by Eric Sandeen,



Fri, 19 Apr 2002 14:49:53 -0500

suggests that 


was fixed. However this bug was opened a long time after, on

2003-09-15 08:35 PDT 

and is still marked as OPEN. I can reproduce this bug with kernel 

I took a look at the webCVS interface but I can't request version 1.335 of 

I also searched the mailing list archives for the history of this bug, but 
didn't find more information.

Can someone tell me the status of this ?

Best regards


This bug causes the following problem:

If you try to create per-directory quotas you can:

1- create a directory, say "articles"
2- create a special quota group for that directory, articles_quota
3- turn on that directories SGID bit and change the group ownership to the 
special quota group

(theoreticaly all the created files will now belong to the group 
articles_quota so the directory will never grow more than desired)

4- control the directory acess rights via ACLs 

(we don't want to add all users to the quota group of each directory, they 
must rather belong to their natural groups, ex: writers, photographers, 
editors, reviewers)

Of course if the the directories created inside "articles" do not inherit the 
SGID bit, the files created inside will not belong to articles_quota and 
"articles" will be able to grow with no limit....

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