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    SubjectRe: [patch 00/13] vfs: add helpers to check r/o bind mounts
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    > > > > let alone removing the interface that doesn't require checks to be
    > > > > vfsmount-based for all users.
    > > >
    > > > What users? There are paractically _no_ other users. The ones that
    > > > there are (like reiserfs) should not be using them, and there are
    > > > already some patches cleaning that mess up.
    > >
    > > OK, explain me, in small words, WTF should something that wants to do
    > > operations on filesystem tree have a vfsmount. Slowly. And "r/o
    > > bind loses value if it can be bypassed" is a hogwash - fs methods are
    > > still there, so it *can* be bypassed just fine, thank you very much.
    >
    > And we know what to do with such users.

    Which begs the question: why is ecryptfs doing that with the xattr
    methods? Does it need to bypass the permission checks? Seems very
    fishy to me.

    Mike?

    Miklos


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