Re: -mm -> 2.6.13 merge status (fuse)

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 04:32:02 EST


> > Can we enhance private namespaces so they can squash setuid/setgid? If so,
> > is that adequate?
> We could. But that would again be overly restrictive. The goal is to
> make the use of FUSE filesystems for users as simple as possible. If
> the user has to manage multiple namespaces, each with it's own
> restrictions, it's becoming a very un-user-friendly environment.

Actually I think this solution is way less ugly. We have precent: if
task is ptraced, suid bits on anything it execs are ignored.

I don't think user interface issues belong to the kernel (and I do not
think different namespaces are that bad for the user; various chroots
and ld_preload hacks already work that way)
teflon -- maybe it is a trademark, but it should not be.
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