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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1/6] prepare sysctls for containers
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    Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at> writes:
    > sure, basically we have two cases which interact
    > with userspace: the read and the write case.
    >
    > for the read case, we want something which gives
    > us the 'virtualized' view, which might often be
    > the same as the host gets, where for the write
    > case it is usually not that simple, as we might
    > not want a context to write to 'world' stuff
    >
    > so, having two different functions here, or one
    > which gets passed the direction, might be much
    > simpler to adjust in many cases than adding more
    > and more structures ... but YMMV

    I'm not convinced either way yet but my gut feel is that
    the use case for get/put functions is incomplete permission
    checks on various sysctls.

    If that is the fixing the permission checks looks like the
    right thing to do.

    Eric
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