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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V19 00/15] Generic name to handle and open by handle syscalls
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On Tue, 07 Sep 2010, Aneesh Kumar K. V wrote:
> Any update on this. Are you ok with syscall approach which is limitted to
> CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH ?

My gut reaction is: "not another bunch of xattr syscalls!". It
doesn't feel right, this interface is too specialized to warrant a
full set of filesystem syscalls.

Al Viro is right that there are problems with symlinks. What we
really want here is a sort of symlink that doesn't get followed. One
way to provide that is to create a kernel internal "handle" filesystem
and direct open_by_handle() to that for anything not a directory or a
regular file.

Thanks,
Miklos


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