31 Mar 2000 rwatson   » (Master)

Currently preparing FreeBSD FFS named extended attribute support for public review and possibly committing. Extended attributes are required for my work related to adding ACLs and Capabilities to FreeBSD, as they allow the arbitrary tagging of security labels to file system objects (files, directories). I hope to get the code up in a public place for more general review this weekend, once I get a few spot reviews done. I've been running this code on some of my machines for three or four months now, and it seems fairly stable--perhaps the time is right :-).

Also preparing FreeBSD capabilities code for committing--right now the framework is finished, and some kernel access control checks have been expanded to include capability checks. However, in order for capabilities to be really useful, extended attributes are required. This is probably a few weeks away, depending on the code review process.

Have outstanding review requests on a number of people's projects, including IFS, mbuf resource starvation work, fixes to the default login.conf/dot files for users and root, and a few other things. Again, hopefully all stuff to look at this weekend.

Forecast for this weekend:
Busy, with a chance of showers. Will probably fly back to Washington, DC for NAI-related foo.

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