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SubjectRe: Driver-Core: devtmpfs - reset inode permissions before unlinking
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 04:49, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 02:16:36PM +0100, Kay Sievers wrote:
>> From: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
>> Subject: Driver-Core: devtmpfs - reset inode permissions before unlinking
>>
>> Before unlinking the inode, reset the current permissions of possible
>> references like hardlinks, so granted permissions can not be retained
>> across the device lifetime by creating hardlinks, in the unusual case
>> that there is a user-writable directory on the same filesystem.
>
> Is this something that we need to worry about for existing users
> (2.6.32 and .33), or can it wait until 2.6.34?

Should be fine for .34 only.

Thanks,
Kay


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