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SubjectRe: uid of user who mounts

Steve French wrote:
> Thanks - I had missed that - and it is a little cleaner to call it
> "user" than "mount_uid" in the line in /proc/mounts, and there are no
> existing parms returned that are similar (except "username" which should
> be easy enough to understand). Interestingly I did not see other
> filesystems returning that in /proc/mounts (I slightly prefer having it
> stored in the filesystems kernel code and returned in showopts not just
> put by userspace in the file mtab) - the only minor annoyance is that /
> etc/mtab returns the username (rather than the uid).

I support adding 'user=UID' to the /proc/mounts output. Actually I
have an older patch which contains this feature. This is slightly big
patch which also deals with completely elliminating the need for a
suid mount program for some specific filesystems. See:

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