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SubjectRe: r-o bind in nfsd
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 03:59:44PM +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> Why is it that in fs/nfsd/vfs.c only vfs_mknod() and vfs_rename() are
> surrounded by mnt_want_write/mnt_drop_write, and not the other
> operations (vfs_create, vfs_mkdir, vfs_symlink, ...)?
> I noticed this while looking at the AppArmor patches, which need to
> pass the vfsmount down to the security module. And I'm wondering, why
> can't mnt_want_write() and mnt_drop_write() be done _inside_ vfs_foo()?
> I know there are a few cases, where filesystems call vfs_foo()
> internally, where the vfsmount isn't available, but I think the proper
> solution is just to fix those places, and not recurse back into the
> VFS (which is AFAICS in all those cases totally unnecessary anyway).
> This would make everybody happy, no?

Apparmor can go play with itself. The proper fix is to lift the LSM nonsense
into callers and leave vfs_...() alone; vfsmounts should *not* be passed
there at all, with the exception of vfs_follow_link() which gets the full

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