[issue1428] POSIX.1e implementation is too old

Hasso Tepper hasso at estpak.ee
Tue Sep 8 10:12:33 PDT 2009

> afaik posix.1e has been withdrawn some time ago. What software still
> uses this? On what implementation do they rely?

It never left draft status, yes. I don't understand all the relationships 
between posix.1e, all different ACL and extended attributes 
implementations, but the fact is that ACL's and extended attributes are 
supported nowadays filesystems.

But we happen to have sys/extattr.h and friends no thirdparty software 
supports. A lot of such software breaks though if it relies only on 
existance of headers.

Hasso Tepper

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