On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 08:24:49AM +0200, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> On Thursday 26 June 2008 19.03:42 you wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 08:19:29AM +0200, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 25 June 2008 18.56:58 J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:02:42AM +0200, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> > > > > First tries showed
> > > > > * There are no acl on my files now
> > > >
> > > > NFSv4 uses an entirely different type of ACL, for which you need
> > > > different client-side tools; see
> > >
> > > I'm absolutely confused on the state of nfs4 acls. There are so many
> > > old mailing list posts around that it's difficult to see what
> > > information applies to the currentimplementation. So: are POSIX acls
> > > in the server filesystem somehow mapped to nfsv4 acls on the client
> > > side? I understand there understands an RFC proposal on how to do
> > > this, and
> > > http://wiki.linux-nfs.org/wiki/index.php/ACLs is very interesting but
> > > doesn't really cover the current state of the implementation.
> > I've attempted to update that wiki page to fix that problem; could you
> > take a look and tell me whether the changes help?
> The summary is: "POSIX ACLs on the server side turn (more or less) into
> NFSv4 ACL on the client.", correct?
Yes (but note that that translation happens on the server).
> So our current ACL based system of
> permissions should work except that we can't modify permissions on the
> client side until I've deployed nfs4 acl tools ...
ACL's will definitely still be enforced correctly, yes--enforcement of
permissions is entirely left up to the exported filesystem.
> > > > http://www.citi.umich.edu/projects/nfsv4/linux/nfs4-acl-tools/
> > >
> > > Hmm. Not packaged in Debian yet?????? ;-) So work to do for me if I
> > > end up using nfs4
> > Yes. Volunteers to package those things welcomed....
> ... which means you've possibly got your Debian packager, and I might even
> be able to do that on company time.
If you get a chance to work on that, that would be great.
> Ok, I guess I know in which direction to put my work now, thanks a lot.
> (nfs-iostat will be the first thing I'll try, though, to get some more
Yes, that's probably best. (NFSv4 will be somewhat of a long shot, and
in any case it'll help to first understand better where the time's
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