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

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Mon May 23 16:58:29 UTC 2016


Nikolay Borisov <n.borisov.lkml at gmail.com> writes:

> 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).

It is my belief that linux kernel modules are of necessity derivatives
of the linux kernel and as such need to be covered under the GPLv2 or a
compatible license.

As such I will not accept any patches whose purpose is to facilitate a
different understanding of the license of the linux kernel.

Eric


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