Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 04:25:32 EST

> > The most important difference between orinary filesystems and FUSE is
> > the fact, that the filesystem data/metadata is provided by a userspace
> > process run with the privileges of the mount "owner" instead of the
> > kernel, or some remote entity usually running with elevated
> > privileges.
> define "mount owner". Right now mount requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN which means
> fairly privilegued.

FUSE uses a suid root helper (as explained below). Please read the
whole mail.

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