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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "vfs: Allow userns root to call mknod on owned filesystems."

Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>

Your description is usesless.

It needs to detail exactly what breaks, what regressions and why.
All I see below is hand waving.

We need to know why this does not work so someone does not come in and try
this again. Or so that someone can fix this and then try again.

You do not include that kind of information in your commit log.

Calling mknod to create device nodes can not be widespread. There are
not that many privileged processes and calling mknod outside of being
a specialed process like udev is broken.

Therefore I refute your assertion that this is a widespread issue.

I expect somewhere there is a reasonable argument for reverting this
change on the basis that it causes a regression. You have not made it.

Until that time I am going to oppose this revert because your
justfication for the revert is lacking.

It has never been the case that mknod on a device node will guarantee
that you even can open the device node. The applications that regress
are broken. It doesn't mean we shouldn't be bug compatible, but we darn
well should document very clearly the bugs we are being bug compatible


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