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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/28] Patches to pass vfsmount to LSM inode security hooks
On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 07:20:35PM -0800, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> It's actually not hard to "fix", and nfsd would look a little less weird. But
> what would this add, what do pathnames mean in the context of nfsd, and would
> nfsd actually become less weird?

It's not actually a pathname we care about, but a vfsmount + dentry
combo. That one means as much in nfsd as elsewhere. We want nfsd
to obey r/o or noatime mount flags if /export/foo is exported with them
but /foo not. Even better would be to change nfsd so it creates it's
own non-visible vfsmount for the filesystems it exports..

> But there is no way to tell different hardlinks to the same inode in the same
> directory from each other (both the file and directory inode are the same),
> and depending on the export options, we may or may not be able to distinguish
> different hardlinks across directories.

This doesn't matter. hardlinks are per definition on the same vfsmount.

> If the nohide or crossmnt export options are used, we might run into similar
> aliasing issues with mounts (I'm not sure about this).

no, we won't.

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