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SubjectRe: one-line umount patch needed for am-utils
Hi!

> > It's kind of silly and an abuse of the VFS, I agree. Unfortunately, it's
> > been around for a while, it works on other systems and real people are
> > using it. And they get a nasty surprise when they try it on Linux: the
> > amd-provided NFS filesystems cannot be unmounted, because the VFS umount
> > code follows the root symlink.
>
> So fix amd and teach it not to do that.

This is kernel bug. It allows root to (easily) get into situation when
he can't unmount filesystem.
While we allow root to shoot into his foot (-:), this is much too
easy.

Pavel
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I'm pavel@ucw.cz. "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
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