Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 05:20:36 EST

Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 03:00:10AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Not as thick as mine! Could someone please explain in small words what's
> > wrong with an suid mount helper?
> Nothing per-se. What makes it bad is the contect of a userland filesystem
> where the actual filesystem operations in the mounted filesystem happen
> in contect of a non-privilegued user.

That's one of the major points of FUSE, isn't it? So that unprivileged
users can do interesting things.

Or are you saying that that's a desirable objective, but it should be
implemented differently?

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