When acl() returns -1
Mon Jun 27 15:56:00 GMT 2005
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 27 15:40, Dave Korn wrote:
> > >From: Corinna Vinschen
> > > So what's your opinion? Should acl()
> > >
> > > keep its behaviour since it's not worth to change it for these files
> > > which are locked anyway?
> > >
> > > or should acl()
> > >
> > > return the correct number of faked acl entries which pretend that
> > > nobody has access to these (locked) files?
> > How about keeping acl() the same, and fixing 'ls'?
> Well... hmm, why not? Sounds good to me, too.
At the risk of sounding trite, me too. :-)
> > ISTM that ls has all the information it should need to DTRT - a
> > successful call to stat(), a return value of -1 from acl() and (I
> > would hope that) errno has EACCES from the ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION
> > return should let it deduce 'the file exists but is locked', shouldn't
> > it?
> Yes, except that ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION is translated to EBUSY.
> Any other opinion?
What does Linux do when it finds busy files (I think at least NFS allows
file locking). Or does that locking not extend to retrieving ACLs?
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