[PATCH RESEND v5 0/5] namei: vfs flags to restrict path resolution

Aleksa Sarai cyphar at cyphar.com
Thu Apr 25 19:45:25 UTC 2019

On 2019-04-25, Aleksa Sarai <cyphar at cyphar.com> wrote:
> On 2019-04-23, Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
> > This series provides solutions to so many different race and confusion
> > issues, I'd really like to see it land. What's the next step here? Is
> > this planned to go directly to Linus for v5.2, or is it going to live
> > in -mm for a while? I'd really like to see this moving forward.
> Given some of the security requirements of this interface, I think
> getting it to live in -mm wouldn't be a bad idea so folks can shake the
> bugs out before it's depended on by container runtimes.

Scratch my mention of -mm, it should be in Al's tree since it touches
quite a few of the namei seqlocks. My point was that it should live in
someone's tree for a little bit before it goes into a release.

I will put together a PoC of a resolveat(2) variation of this series and
re-send it out with both versions.

Aleksa Sarai
Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
SUSE Linux GmbH
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