[PATCH 4/7] allow killing tasks in your own or child userns

Serge E. Hallyn serge at hallyn.com
Fri Jan 14 16:31:14 PST 2011

Quoting Bastian Blank (bastian at waldi.eu.org):
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 01:31:52AM +0000, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > Quoting Bastian Blank (bastian at waldi.eu.org):
> > > What is this flag used for anyway? I only see it used in the accounting
> > > stuff, and if every user can get it, it is not longer useful.
> > hm, I'm not sure...  maybe noone is using it!
> This flag is from pre-git.
> The only information is:
> | #define ASU                0x02    /* ... used super-user privileges */
> However with your patches (or at least the goal), everyone is super-user
> in derived namespaces.

No, a task just sitting in a derived ns won't necessarily need/use
super-user privileges...  (and, if we ever get far enough along, it
won't even necessarily have CAP_SYS_ADMIN/etc targeted to the parent
userns, bc it won't need those to do the unshares).


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