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Subject[PATCH] Keys: Doc update for properly sharing process keyrings patch

The attached patch updates the documentation on the kernel keys to reflect the
fact that process keyrings will no longer change ownership when the UID and
GID of a thread change; process's don't have UIDs and GIDs in Linux, only
threads do.

This patch is contingent on the keyring sharing patch submitted a few minutes

Signed-Off-By: David Howells <>
warthog>diffstat -p1 keys-task-doc-2611rc4.diff
Documentation/keys.txt | 4 ++--
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff -uNr linux-2.6.11-rc4/Documentation/keys.txt linux-2.6.11-rc4-keys-task/Documentation/keys.txt
--- linux-2.6.11-rc4/Documentation/keys.txt 2005-01-04 11:12:42.000000000 +0000
+++ linux-2.6.11-rc4-keys-task/Documentation/keys.txt 2005-02-25 13:48:17.387035408 +0000
@@ -151,8 +151,8 @@
by using PR_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING. It is permitted to request an anonymous
new one, or to attempt to create or join one of a specific name.

- The ownership of the thread and process-specific keyrings changes when
- the real UID and GID of the thread changes.
+ The ownership of the thread keyring changes when the real UID and GID of
+ the thread changes.

(*) Each user ID resident in the system holds two special keyrings: a user
specific keyring and a default user session keyring. The default session
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