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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 9p: rename uid and gid parameters
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On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 08:51 -0600, Latchesar Ionkov wrote:
> Zero was the value that was used before, even though it wasn't defined
> explicitly. I just defined a macro so we can see and eventually change
> it to something better. I don't know if there is a good default value.
> Is nfsnobody the same on all Linux distributions?

Not necessarily.

[....]
> On 9/13/07, Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/12/07, Latchesar Ionkov <lucho@ionkov.net> wrote:
> > > Change the names of 'uid' and 'gid' parameters to the more appropriate
> > > 'dfltuid' and 'dfltgid'.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > strcpy(v9ses->name, V9FS_DEFUSER);
> > > strcpy(v9ses->remotename, V9FS_DEFANAME);
> > > + v9ses->dfltuid = V9FS_DEFUID;
> > > + v9ses->dfltgid = V9FS_DEFGID;
> > >
> > ...
> > > +#define V9FS_DEFUID (0)
> > > +#define V9FS_DEFGID (0)
> >
> > I'm not sure if there is a good solution here, but I'm uncomfortable
> > with using uid=0 as the default. I'm not sure if there is a default
> > uid for nobody, but anything is probably better than 0. Looks like
> > nfsnobody is 65534, we could use that - even if only as a marker for

On 32bit hardware. On 64bit it is (similar to 32bit): (unsigned int)-2.

> > the server to map it to nobody on the target system? What do you
> > think?
> >
> > Particularly with attach-per-user, we probably need to look at
> > interacting with idmapd or create our own variant real soon.

Bernd
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