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SubjectRe: unprivileged mounts git tree
Quoting Miklos Szeredi (miklos@szeredi.hu):
> On Thu, 04 Sep 2008, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > > Are you going to revert the change forcing CL_SLAVE for
> > > !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN)? I don't think we want that - I think that
> > > *within* a set of user mounts, propagation should be safe, right?
> > >
> > > Will you be able to do this soon? If not, should we just do the part
> > > returning -EPERM when turning a shared mount into a user mount?
> >
> > OK, let's do that first and the tricky part (propagation vs. user
> > mounts) later. Will push after I've tested it.
>
> Here it is:
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mszeredi/vfs.git unprivileged-mounts

but you're still doing

if (IS_MNT_SHARED(old_nd.path.mnt) && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
goto out;
shouldn't it be something like

if (IS_MNT_SHARED(old_nd.path.mnt) && (old_nd.path.mnt & MNT_USER))
goto out;
?

> I don't know what's next, this patchset has been in and out of -mm for
> as long as I can remember, but it hasn't generated much interest
> outside the two of us :)
>
> I do think this is an important feature though, even if not as sexy as
> some other things.
>
> Al? Is there any chance of this making it to 2.6.28?
>
> Thanks,
> Miklos


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