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Date:   Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:53:58 +0100
From:   David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>
To:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Cc:     dhowells@...hat.com, "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        viro@...iv.linux.org.uk,
        John Johansen <john.johansen@...onical.com>,
        Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>, selinux@...ho.nsa.gov,
        Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>,
        Li Zefan <lizefan@...wei.com>, linux-api@...r.kernel.org,
        apparmor@...ts.ubuntu.com,
        Casey Schaufler <casey@...aufler-ca.com>, fenghua.yu@...el.com,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...gle.com>,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
        Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Stephen Smalley <sds@...ho.nsa.gov>,
        tomoyo-dev-en@...ts.sourceforge.jp, cgroups@...r.kernel.org,
        torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@...redi.hu>
Subject: Re: BUG: Mount ignores mount options

Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@....edu> wrote:

> Even *with* file system support, there's no way today for the VFS to
> keep track of whether a pathname resolution came through one
> mountpoint or another, so I can't do something like this:

Ummm...  Isn't that encoded in the vfsmount pointer in struct path?

However, the case folding stuff - is that a superblockism of a mountpointism?

> So if the file system has been mounted with one set of mount options,
> and you want to try to mount it with a conflicting set of mount
> options and you don't want it to silently ignore the mount options,
> the *only* thing we can today is to refuse the mount and return an
> error.  

With fsopen() there is the option to have the filesystem and the LSM attempt
to compare the non-key[*] mount options and reject the attempt to share if
they differ in any way.

David


[*] sget lookup keys, that is.

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