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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] fs: Limit sys_mount to only request filesystem modules.
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Eric W. Biederman <> wrote:
> Modify the request_module to prefix the file system type with "fs-"
> and add aliases to all of the filesystems that can be built as modules
> to match.
> A common practice is to build all of the kernel code and leave code
> that is not commonly needed as modules, with the result that many
> users are exposed to any bug anywhere in the kernel.
> Looking for filesystems with a fs- prefix limits the pool of possible
> modules that can be loaded by mount to just filesystems trivially
> making things safer with no real cost.

'-' is a commonly used part of a module name, and does not mix well
with ramdom user provided names.

We usually use ':' as the prefix separator for modaliases, when
user-supplied strings are prefixed with the subsystem.

I think it would be nicer to change that, and I'm sure some creative
guy calls the next filesystem of the month fs-$something :)


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