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SubjectRe: [WTF] ... is going on with current->fs->{root,mnt} accesses in pohmelfs
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:04:28AM +0000, Al Viro (viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk) wrote:
> a) pohmelfs_construct_path_string() will do interesting things if you
> call it while chrooted into jail and pohmelfs mounted deeper in that
> jail. Try it.

Should it walk upto mountpoint?

> b) just why do we care about root of chroot jail in pohmelfs_path_length()?
> Not to mention anything else, current->fs->root/mnt may be changed under
> you if you share current->fs with another thread, but even aside of that,
> why does filesystem care about chroot of caller at all?
>
> What's going on there?

It tries to construct a full path upto mountpoint. Effectively it should
do similar to non-exported dentry_path() things. There is a race between
getting buffer size and filling with the actual path, but we take care
about that by restarting if needed.

--
Evgeniy Polyakov


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