[OpenAFS] changed meaning of permissions?

Thomas Mueller thomas.mueller@hrz.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:53:16 +0200 (MEST)

Hi Jeff,

On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Jeffrey Altman wrote:

> Thomas Mueller wrote:

> > we used to have a directory with this ACL entry
> > 
> >    system:authuser li
> > 
> > so that users with a valid token may drop their files here, but no-one
> > will be able to read, modify, delete or overwrite existing files.
> > With the 1.4 clients this works fine.
> > 
> > Now I found that the 1.5.18 client (on Windows - no other versions 
> > checked) requires that the "w" permission must also be set to insert new 
> > files - but this allows the modification of existing files too.
> > 
> > Are my observations correct?
> > If so, was it intended and why? 
> > 
> 1.5.x obtains locks from the file servers whereas 1.4.x did not.
> The 'l' permission controls read locks not write locks.   Write locks
> are controlled by the 'w' permission or the 'i' permission of the client
> owns the file.

I see, thank you for explaining.

> The behavior is not intended.  If it is the case, please file a bug
> report to openafs-bugs@openafs.org.

no, I would prefer the behavior of the 1.4.x client ( 'i' permission 
should be sufficient to create a file within a directory) - so I 
rather would consider the current behavior of the 1.5.x client as a bug.

Would you like to see this as a bug report in openafs-bugs@openafs.org?