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

From: Eric Van Hensbergen
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 09:52:21 EST

On 6/21/05, Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > An emotional argument again. What's "strange" about it?
> Not so emotional argument...
> System where users can mount their own filesystems should not be
> called "Unix" any more. It introduces new mechanism, similar to
> ptrace.

I think that's a rather severe statement. I don't see allowing user
mounts damaging standard UNIX system semantics as long as certain
rules are followed. After all, user-mounts and private name spaces
are what the original authors of UNIX went on to develop.

> It restricts root in ways not seen before. How is
> updatedb/locate supposed to work on system with this? How is it going
> to interact with backup tools?

I think requiring user-mounts to be in private name spaces solves many
of these issues -- you don't have to worry about system daemons and/or
other users wandering into synthetic file systems.

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