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Date:	Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:53:16 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <>
To:	Eric Paris <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] filesystems: use has_capability_noaudit interface for
 reserved blocks checks

On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:12:49 -0500
Eric Paris <> wrote:

> ext[2,3,4], ufs, and ubifs all check for  CAP_SYS_RESOURCE to determine
> if they should allow reserved blocks to be used.  A process not having
> this capability is not failing some security decision and should not be
> audited.  Thus move to using has_capability_noaudit.
> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
> ---
> I would like to push this patch through the security tree (since that's
> the only place the new cap_noaudit interface exists), but I'd like to
> get an ACK from each subsystem maintainer.

OK by me.

Whoever added has_capability_noaudit() forgot to document it, so the
difference between has_capability_noaudit() and has_capability() eludes
this reader.

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