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SubjectRe: [RCF] [PATCH] unprivileged mount/umount
On 5/11/05, Ram <linuxram@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 14:28, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > Ram wrote:
>
> Well it makes it totally confusing. A user would start seeing different
> set of mounts suddenly as he changes directories beloning to different
> namespaces. I am not sure, if changing namespace implicitly is a good
> idea. Not saying its a bad idea, but seems to change my notion of
> namespaces completely.
>
> I think a process should have access to one
> namespace at any given point in time, and should have the ability
> to explicitly switch to a different namespace of its choice, provided
> it has enough access permission to that namespace.
>

I agree with Ram. This whole recent flurry of activity seems to be
going down a path which will end in tears. I think Miklos' patch for
allowing user mounts and Janak's patch were both more or less the
direction I'd like to see us moving. Let's hold off on all these
freaky shared-namespace and passed-namespace semantics until we get
the basics in place and get some experience using them.

-eric
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