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From: Herbert Poetzl <>
To: Marcelo Tosatti <>
Subject: file attributes (ext2/3) in 2.4.26
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 20:51:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Hi Folks!

is it intentional that the file attributes
(those accessible with chattr -*) are modifyable
even if a file has the 'i' immutable flag set,
and the user is lacking CAP_IMMUTABLE (or all
CAPs if you prefer that ;)

# touch /tmp/x
# chattr +iaA /tmp/x

# lcap -z
# chattr -i /tmp/x 
chattr: Operation not permitted while setting flags on /tmp/x

# chattr -A /tmp/x 
# lsattr /tmp/x
----ia------- /tmp/x

I'd consider this a bug, but it might be some
strange posix/linux conformance issue too ...

let me know if this _is_ a bug, if so, I'm 
willing to provide patches to fix it ...


             reply	other threads:[~2004-05-17 18:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-17 18:51 Herbert Poetzl [this message]
2004-05-20 21:59 ` file attributes (ext2/3) in 2.4.26 Marcelo Tosatti
2004-05-20 22:48   ` Herbert Poetzl
2004-05-31 15:05     ` Marcelo Tosatti
2004-05-31 16:08       ` Herbert Poetzl

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