On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 02:29:42PM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Currently there are 3 disjoint attribute spaces on files -- user, root and
> (there is a misprint in the manual that says there is 2, but later, it gives
> talks about using no switch giving the User attrib space, -R for Root attrib
> space, and -S for the Security attrib space).
You're confusing on-disk formats used to store attributes with
namepaces used to report and access them. Linux has security,
system, trusted and user namespaces, while on disk XFS has "root",
"secure", and "user" spaces.
Linux attr XFS on disk
> Of these, the ACL's are being placed in the root, which might describe
> file types, or other OS related info, but not security attributes like ACL's.
> They should be in the Security attrib space (otherwise what is the point of a
> Security attribute space).
Posix ACLS are defined by the *kernel* to be in the "system"
#define POSIX_ACL_XATTR_ACCESS "system.posix_acl_access"
#define POSIX_ACL_XATTR_DEFAULT "system.posix_acl_default"
IOWs, the Linux *kernel* doesn't consider ACLs to be part of the
security namespace, and so neither does XFS.