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Date:	Sun, 31 May 2015 14:59:34 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	"U.Mutlu" <>
Subject: Re: generic question: user-only directory w/o root access

On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 06:07:38PM +0200, U.Mutlu wrote:
> how can a non-root user have a directory of his own, without any root access?
> Is this somehow possible, or will it be made possible with the new ext4 (ext5?)?

You're not going a lot of details about exactly what the use case you
have in mind; are you talking about a non-root user creating a file
system which then gets mounted somwhere?  In practice you still need
root to do the mount, or at the very least to set up the /etc/fstab to
allow a non-root user to mount a file system at a particular mount

If it's the latter which you are envisioning, then the root_owner
extended option to mke2fs(8) may be what you're looking for.

If it isn't please go into a much greater detail about what exactly it
is you are trying to do, and why.


					- Ted
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