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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 04:38:25PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > > o files as directories
    > > - O_DIRECTORY opens succeed on all files on reiser4. Besides breaking
    > > .htaccess handling in apache and glibc compilation this also renders
    > > this flag entirely useless and opens up the races it tries to
    > > prevent against cmpletely useless
    > Ouch.
    > I would definitely classify this as a security hole, since userland
    > definitely uses O_DIRECTORY to avoid races.

    Feh. That's far from the worst parts of the mess introduced by "hybrid"
    crap - trivial sys_link(2) deadlocks triggerable by any user rate a bit
    higher on the suckitude scale, IMO.
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