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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] utimensat() non-conformances and fixes [v3]
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    > > I'm not sure of the correct way to get the required nameidata (to do a
    > > vfs_permission() call) from the file descriptor. Can you give me a
    > > tip there?
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    > Could you point me at the right way of doing this?

    You don't need nameidata for this at all. Just call permission() with
    a NULL nameidata.

    Ugly API? Yes, will be cleaned up if we manage to find some common
    ground with the VFS maintainers.

    Miklos


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