lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Sep]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: The argument for fs assistance in handling archives (was: silent semantic changes with reiser4)
    Frank van Maarseveen wrote:

    >On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 11:33:24PM +0100, viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:
    >
    >
    >>RTFS and you'll see. Individual fs generally knows how to check if it
    >>would be immediately unhappy with given image (not all types do, BTW).
    >>Exact form of checks depends on fs type; for crying out loud, there's
    >>not even a promise that they are mutually exclusive!
    >>
    >>
    >
    >so?
    >
    >A user can stick an USB memory card with _any_ malformed fs data and
    >make troubles via the automounter or user mounts. Yes, mount might do
    >some more checks but it sure won't do an fsck.
    >
    >The user gets what he deserves when sticking crap in an USB port.
    >
    >And that doesn't mean that the kernel should accept any fs image
    >when a user tries to cd into the file.
    >
    >
    You don't need kernel support for cd'ing into fs images.
    You need a shell (or GUI app) that:
    1. notices that user tries to CD into a file, not a directory
    2. Attempts fs type detection and do a loop mount.
    3. Give error message if it wasn't a supported fs image.

    Helge Hafting
    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 14:05    [W:0.025 / U:64.656 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site