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From "Charles Lamb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6374) setXAttr should require the user to be the owner of the file or directory
Date Tue, 13 May 2014 11:08:15 GMT

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Charles Lamb commented on HDFS-6374:
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Good point Yi. We'll take that into account in the "fix" for this.

Charles



> setXAttr should require the user to be the owner of the file or directory
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-6374
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6374
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: HDFS XAttrs (HDFS-2006)
>            Reporter: Andrew Wang
>            Assignee: Charles Lamb
>
> From the attr(5) manpage:
> {noformat}
>        For  this reason, extended user attributes are only allowed for regular
>        files and directories,  and  access  to  extended  user  attributes  is
>        restricted  to the owner and to users with appropriate capabilities for
>        directories with the sticky bit set (see the chmod(1) manual  page  for
>        an explanation of Sticky Directories).
> {noformat}



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