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Re: ShadowFS (status)

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: ShadowFS (status)
Date: 26 Aug 2001 17:10:28 -0700
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Moritz Schulte <> writes:

> (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > Right, but he should get that port by doing a retry, not by having
> > shadowfs look it up in the real directory.
> Ah, so shadowfs should provide a retry _name_ if the file is found, it
> should not do the lookups itself and provide a retry _port_?

Exactly.  Well, it provides both, of course.  A retry port for the
real directory the file is in, and a retry name for the file itself.

> > Importantly, that would get the permissions wrong.
> No, not if shadowfs made the needed checks.

Um, what makes you think shadowfs even has the ability to open the
file?  It might be running with weaker permissions.

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