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SubjectRe: [patch 1/8] add user mounts to the kernel
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:25:33 +0200 Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:

> From: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
>
> Add ownership information to mounts.
>
> A new mount flag, MS_SETUSER is used to make a mount owned by a user.
> If this flag is specified, then the owner will be set to the current
> real user id and the mount will be marked with the MNT_USER flag. On
> remount don't preserve previous owner, and treat MS_SETUSER as for a
> new mount. The MS_SETUSER flag is ignored on mount move.

So is a modified mount(8) needed? If so, is there some convenient way
in which testers can get hold of it?

> The MNT_USER flag is not copied on any kind of mount cloning:
> namespace creation, binding or propagation. For bind mounts the
> cloned mount(s) are set to MNT_USER depending on the MS_SETUSER mount
> flag. In all the other cases MNT_USER is always cleared.
>
> For MNT_USER mounts a "user=UID" option is added to /proc/PID/mounts.
> This is compatible with how mount ownership is stored in /etc/mtab.
>
> Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
> ---
>
> Index: linux/fs/namespace.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/fs/namespace.c 2007-04-20 11:55:02.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux/fs/namespace.c 2007-04-20 11:55:05.000000000 +0200
> @@ -227,6 +227,13 @@ static struct vfsmount *skip_mnt_tree(st
> return p;
> }
>
> +static void set_mnt_user(struct vfsmount *mnt)
> +{
> + BUG_ON(mnt->mnt_flags & MNT_USER);
> + mnt->mnt_uid = current->uid;
> + mnt->mnt_flags |= MNT_USER;
> +}

I'm a bit surprised to see this. Using uids in-kernel is all rather
old-fashioned and restricted. I'd have expected

mnt->user = get_uid(current->user);



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