Re: Bad ext3/nfs DoS bug

From: Eric Sandeen
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 14:26:08 EST

Neil Brown wrote:

Putting it another way,
ext3_get_dentry reject certain inums that are known to be a problem.
ext2_get_dentry allows only those inums that could possibly be ok.

So if you (anyone) prefer one approach over the other, making the
change so they both fs take the same approach would be trivial.

I like the 2nd approach - seems simpler, takes care of everything in ->get_dentry, right?. But I think your original patch is all that will work for 2.4 kernels...

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