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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Introduce BSD-style user credential [3/3] (Linus Torvalds)  wrote on 30.08.02 in <>:

> One thing that may be interesting (I certainly think it migth be), would
> be to add a "struct user_struct *" pointer to the vfs_cred as well. This
> is because I'd just _love_ to have that "user_struct" fed down to the VFS
> layer, since I think that is where we may some day want to put things like
> user-supplied cryptographic keys etc.
> The advantage of "struct user_struct" (as opposed to just a uid_t) is that
> it can have information that lives for the whole duration of a login, and
> it's really the only kind of data structure in the kernel that can track
> that kind of information.

In that case, wouldn't "struct session" be a better name?

MfG Kai
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