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SubjectRe: [parch 4/4] vfs: utimensat(): fix write access check for futimens()
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 7:54 AM, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
>> At which point the "if (f)" and the "else" branches become equivalent
>> (the nameidata isn't interesting in the other case either). So that
>> could be written as:
>> if (!is_owner_or_cap(inode)) {
>> error = permission(inode, MAY_WRITE, NULL);
>> if (error)
>> goto mnt_drop_write_and_out;
>> }
> And also the IS_IMMUTABLE() check can be removed, since it's checked
> by permission(MAY_WRITE) anyway.

I'm not sure that that is true, because immutability applies
regardless of capabilities or ownership, right?

Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
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