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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.4] CAP_FS_MASK: add CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE and CAP_MKNOD
    Quoting Willy Tarreau (w@1wt.eu):
    > Hello,
    >
    > On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:39:54PM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
    > > When POSIX capabilities were introduced during the 2.1 Linux
    > > cycle, the fs mask, which represents the capabilities which having
    > > fsuid==0 is supposed to grant, did not include CAP_MKNOD and
    > > CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE. However, before capabilities the privilege
    > > to call these did in fact depend upon fsuid==0.
    > >
    > > This patch introduces those capabilities into the fsmask,
    > > restoring the old behavior.
    > >
    > > See the thread starting at http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/3/11/157 for
    > > reference.
    >
    > Thanks to Igor and you for fixing this. The impact did not appear
    > obvious to me at first, to be honnest! I'm queuing the patch for
    > next release.
    >
    > BTW, I've noticed your other patch for 2.2.26, but it's not worth
    > wasting time on it, as 2.2 has remained unmaintained for years now
    > and people are really discouraged from using it as many holes have
    > never been fixed there.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Willy

    Sounds good to me.

    thanks,
    -serge


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