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SubjectRe: Linux's future: //posix/ipc, //root and so on ?


On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:

> And as for the hacks like // - sorry, but it was done in _much_ more
> elegant way 15 years ago.

Which one ?

> And the reason why I'm not pushing the corresponding patches is very
> simple - we need more robust race prevention in namei.c/dcache.c before
> _any_ work in that area.

> Otherwise we'll just get a steaming pile of broken code. And frankly,
> that's about the last place where you want races - anything here
> translates into root exploits _way_ too easy.
>
I'm not asking about 2.4. And if such changes will be postponed till 2.5
or 2.7 - fine. But what is "elegant way" anyway ? Just wonder.


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