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SubjectRe: [BUG?]Set XIP mount option on ext2 bypass check.
On Thursday 21 June 2007, Carsten Otte wrote:
> This is an updated version of my bugfix patch. Yan Zheng pointed out,
> that ext2_remount lacks checking if -o xip should be enabled or not.
> This patch checks for presence of direct_access on the backing block
> device and if the blocksize meets the requirements.
> Andrew, please consider adding this patch to -mm.
> Signed-off-by: Carsten Otte <>

It looks to me like a local denial of service attack in case of
user-mountable ext2 file systems in /etc/fstab.

Shouldn't that make it go into 2.6.22?

Arnd <><
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