Re: Bad ext3/nfs DoS bug

From: Eric Sandeen
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 14:31:07 EST

Neil Brown wrote:
On Wednesday July 26, sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Hm, with this, ext3.ko has a new dependency on exportfs.ko. Is that desirable/acceptable?

Drat, you're right.
No, I don't think that is what we want.
I'll do it differently in a day or so.

Would moving export_iget into fs/inode.c & exporting it from there be a reasonable way to go? At least ext2 & ext3 both have this need (prevent nfs access to special inodes) so putting the bulk of what they need for get_dentry (i.e. export_iget) somewhere common seems like a decent option to me.

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