[GIT PULL] namespace updates for v3.17-rc1

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Thu Aug 21 13:22:53 UTC 2014

Am 21.08.2014 15:12, schrieb Christoph Hellwig:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 09:53:49PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Richard Weinberger <richard.weinberger at gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 2:57 AM, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com> wrote:
>>> This commit breaks libvirt-lxc.
>>> libvirt does in lxcContainerMountBasicFS():
>> The bugs fixed are security issues, so if we have to break a small
>> number of userspace applications we will.  Anything that we can
>> reasonably do to avoid regressions will be done.
> Can you explain the security issues in detail?  Breaking common
> userspace like libvirt-lxc with just a little bit of handwaiving is
> entirely unacceptable.

It looks like commit 87b47932f40a11280584bce260cbdb3b5f9e8b7d in
git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/ebiederm/user-namespace.git for-next
unbreaks libvirt-lxc.
I hope it hits Linus tree and -stable before the offending commit hits users.


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