Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 05:48:41 EST

On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 03:14:14AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 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?

It's a desirable objective, but the implementation is wrong. If we have
a user mount that must be known to the VFS so that the VFS can enforce
the right restrictions instead of leaving various crude hacks in lowlevel
filesystem drivers. Especially as fuse isn't the only filesystem for which
this makes sense - smbfs or v9fs want the same features aswell

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