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Date:   Tue, 1 Dec 2020 12:13:20 +0100
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@...ntu.com>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        John Johansen <john.johansen@...onical.com>,
        James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
        Mimi Zohar <zohar@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@...il.com>,
        Stephen Smalley <stephen.smalley.work@...il.com>,
        Casey Schaufler <casey@...aufler-ca.com>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
        OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@...l.parknet.co.jp>,
        Geoffrey Thomas <geofft@...reload.com>,
        Mrunal Patel <mpatel@...hat.com>,
        Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
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        Tycho Andersen <tycho@...ho.ws>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@...senpartnership.com>,
        Seth Forshee <seth.forshee@...onical.com>,
        St├ęphane Graber <stgraber@...ntu.com>,
        Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@...har.com>,
        Lennart Poettering <lennart@...ttering.net>,
        "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>, smbarber@...omium.org,
        Phil Estes <estesp@...il.com>, Serge Hallyn <serge@...lyn.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
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        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        containers@...ts.linux-foundation.org, fstests@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org, linux-api@...r.kernel.org,
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        selinux@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 33/38] ext4: support idmapped mounts

On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 12:02:19PM +0100, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 11:54:45AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > What is the reason for the config option?  The only thing that it
> > controls is setting of a single flag.
> 
> I wanted to be conservative and give users the option to disable this on
> their kernel. Would you prefer if I drop it?

I don't think adding an option per file system scales in any way.  If
there is some strong urge to disable the functionality (which I see no
reason for) we could add something like a global sysctl for all on-disk
file systems.

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