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Re: GSoC 2013 - Interested Student - Roles Project


Hi, Vicențiu!

On Apr 17, Vicențiu Ciorbaru wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Vicențiu Ciorbaru. I am 3'rd year undergraduate student at
> the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania and I am very
> interested in contributing to MariaDB as part of Google Summer of
> Code. I have not used MariaDB previously but I have taken it for a
> spin just now.
> I have participated in GSoC once before and would like to do so again.
> I have contributed to other open source organisations (Mozilla, Samba,
> ROSEdu) and I submit patches when time permits.
> The project that interests me the most is MDEV-4397: Roles.
> I want to ask you what would be a good place to start in the codebase
> to help me get an idea what I need to do for this project?


Check functions like acl_load(), acl_get(), grant_load(), check_grant().
There are more functions that deal with privileges, but those four
should be enough to understand how the system works.


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