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

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 04:54:07 EST

> > 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.
> I'd have thought that it would be possible to offer the same user interface
> as you currently have with private namespaces. Hide any complexity in the
> userspace tools? Where's the problem?

Sorry, I don't get it.

You mean implement the permission checking in the userspace
filesystem? That doesn't work, since it's running with the privileges
of the filesystem owner, and as such obviously cannot be trusted with
checking for access by other users.

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