Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 03:51:57 EST

> > > Could we get root-only fuse in, please?
> >
> > chmod u-s /usr/bin/fusermount
> :-)))). I meant merging patches that are not controversial into
> mainline. AFAICT only controversial pieces are "make it safe for
> non-root users"...

This is the controversial part in all it's glory:

if (!(fc->flags & FUSE_ALLOW_OTHER) && current->fsuid != fc->user_id)
return -EACCES;

Leaving it out would gain us what exactly?

I'm not trying to say that this is somehow better than the
pam+shared-subtrees solution discuseed. That certainly has advantages
over this (e.g. suid programs get permission to fuse mounted

But leaving it out makes no sense. Zero, zilch, none.

Maybe I'm totally dumb, but I just don't get Christoph's argument.

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