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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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