Posted Apr 21, 2005 7:49 UTC (Thu) by xoddam
In reply to: Extended attributes
Parent article: FUSE hits a snag
It seems to me that the special semantics are no more or less than
a user could trick his/her processes to see with other, purely
userspace tools using LD_PRELOAD, such as fakeroot. The
point of FUSE is merely to facilitate the task.
In other words, it's the users' business what semantics they
present to themselves, and not a kernel hacker's problem.
Looking at the application with full generality, you want to
have the flexibility to map users and permissions about in any
way you wish, just as you might remap uids and usernames over
NFS or SMB, or 'squish' root privileges to nothing. And in this
case, the power do do that remapping belongs to the person
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