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SubjectRe: plan9 semantics on Linux - mount namespaces
On 2018-02-14, Enrico Weigelt <> wrote:
> On 14.02.2018 04:54, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
> > It depends how old your kernel is and what distro you use. Arch Linux >
> > disables user namespaces entirely, Debian requires that you set a
> sysctl> to enable unprivileged user namespaces, and RHEL requires you to
> set> both a sysctl and a kernel boot-flag. Also check how old your kernel
> is> (unprivileged user namespace support was added in 3.8).
> Just tried on a mainline kernel (4.15). Same problem:
> root@alphabox:~ unshare -U -r
> unshare: unshare(0x14000000): Invalid argument
> root@alphabox:/proc/sys/user cat max_user_namespaces
> 5922

What distribution are you using and which release? Also, are you trying
to do this inside a Docker container or something similar (Docker has
seccomp filters that block CLONE_NEWUSER by default, for instance).

Aleksa Sarai
Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
SUSE Linux GmbH
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