[PATCH] userns: Allow init_user_ns to be used from non-gpl modules

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com
Mon May 23 15:12:55 UTC 2016


Quoting Nikolay Borisov (n.borisov.lkml at gmail.com):
> This patch changes the export attributes of the init_user_ns from
> GPL-only to any modules. This needed so that non-gpl modules, such as
> ZFS, utilize functions like i_(uid|gid)_(read|write).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Borisov <n.borisov.lkml at gmail.com>

Seems reasonable to me,

Acked-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com>

but it seems clear the decision belongs to Eric.

thanks,
-serge

> ---
>  kernel/user.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/user.c b/kernel/user.c
> index b069ccbfb0b0..8bbd4e628b6e 100644
> --- a/kernel/user.c
> +++ b/kernel/user.c
> @@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ struct user_namespace init_user_ns = {
>  	__RWSEM_INITIALIZER(init_user_ns.persistent_keyring_register_sem),
>  #endif
>  };
> -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(init_user_ns);
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(init_user_ns);
>  
>  /*
>   * UID task count cache, to get fast user lookup in "alloc_uid"
> -- 
> 2.7.4
> 


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