Richacls v10 Published, Some Code Might Land For Linux 4.4
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 12 October 2015 at 10:32 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Andreas Gruenbacher published the tenth version of the Richacls patch set on Sunday. After a lot of work, it looks like at least the core and local file-system code changes might be merged for the Linux 4.4 kernel.

Richacls is an Access Control List implementation built off NFSv4 ACLs that's more complex than POSIX ACLs. If you're unfamiliar with Richacls, you can read about it on Wikipedia or on their project site.

Richacls v10 came out last night and Andreas is hoping to have feedback on the core and local file-system code changes so that they can be merged for Linux 4.4. With Richacls v10, support the XFS file-system is added, but it depends on a new and incompatible feature flag with changes to user-space. There's also EXT4 Richacl changes and other work.

More details on Richacls v10 can be found via the big patch set.
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