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SGID inheritance in different file-systems

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Subject: SGID inheritance in different file-systems
From: Vasily Isaenko <vasily.isaenko@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:19:12 +0400
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Dear XFS Members,

In the XFS test suite there is a test case generic/314 "Test SGID inheritance on subdirectories". It is not specific to a particular filesystem thus selected for both xfs or ext4 test runs. In other words, the same behaviour is expected and enforced for XFS and EXT4.

However, I have been told that EXT4 and XFS may have different behaviour as the setgid-directory behavior is not guaranteed to work the same way on all filesystems.

Shall XFS test case reflect that difference or enforcing the same behaviour is appropriate?

Best regards,
Vasily

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