Re: Filesystem Capabilities in 2.6?
Andreas Gruenbacher (email@example.com)
Tue, 5 Nov 2002 05:14:53 +0100
On Friday 01 November 2002 19:32, Dax Kelson wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-11-01 at 01:49, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > I'm down to 8 undecided features: 6 removed and one I missed earlier.
> How about Olaf Dietsche's filesystem capabilities support? It has been
> posted a couple times to LK, yesterday even.
> We've had capabilities for ages (2.2?) but no filesystem support.
> OpenBSD is recently bragging about no longer having any SUID root
> binaries on the system.
> With FS capabilities we (Linux) can have the same situation. Security
> is a hot topic, and anything the kernel can do make security
> better/easier seems worthy of consideration.
We have little experience with full blown capability enabled systems. Rushing
things doesn't seem like a good idea. IMO we should wait until vendors have
integrated FS caps before adding this to the standard kernel.
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