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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:58:49 -0600
From:   "Serge E. Hallyn" <>
To:     "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
Cc:     "Serge E. Hallyn" <>,
        Amir Goldstein <>,
        Stefan Berger <>,
        "Eric W. Biederman" <>,
        Linux Containers <>,,,
        linux-kernel <>,
        Mimi Zohar <>,
        Tycho Andersen <>,
        James Bottomley <>,, Vivek Goyal <>,
        LSM List <>,
        Casey Schaufler <>,
        Linux API <>
Subject: Re: Documentation patch for namespaced file capabilities

Quoting Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) (
> Hi Serge,
> At the moment man-pages lacks documentation of the namespaced file
> capability feature that you added with commit
> 8db6c34f1dbc8e06aa016a9b829b06902c3e1340. Would you be able to send a
> patch describing the feature?

Sorry.  I'm adding this to my todo list, so I should get to it soon.

> Presumably, the patch would be for the capabilities(7) page (or
> perhaps for the user_namespaces(7) page, if that seems more
> appropriate), As well as documenting the semantics, it would be good
> to include an example or two of the notation that is used for the
> xattr names.
> Presumably also there will be some changes in userspace tools
> (setcap/getcap?). Do you know anything about what's happening there?
> Cheers,
> Michael
> -- 
> Michael Kerrisk
> Linux man-pages maintainer;
> Linux/UNIX System Programming Training:

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