Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 05:01:00 EST

On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 11:53:01AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> No. FUSE is not a suid shell, and it's definitely not crap. You are
> being impolite and without a reason. So don't be surprised if you get
> burned.

You're model for user mounts is total crap. The rest of the fuse kernel
code is quite nice (1).

> > You're really falling into the Hans Reiser trap - if you just wanted to
> > add a simple userland filesystem you'd be done by now, but you're trying
> > to funnel new semantics in through it. Which is by far not as easy as
> > adding a simple file system driver and needs a lot more though.
> I've started FUSE in 2001. Did you think it was easy getting this far?

And that matters how exactly?

(1) except the rather fishy get_user_pages variant. but I'm not expert
enough there to comment more
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